Look to Protein Breakfasts to Make a Dent in Child Obesity

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A study conducted by Jamie Baum of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture indicated that children who ate protein-based breakfasts felt less hungry and expended more energy throughout the day. The results showed that the increased energy expenditure demonstrated by the children who had the protein-based breakfast could contribute to a reduced obesity rate. Baum recommends egg-based breakfasts as well as the inclusion of breakfast meats such as ham or turkey bacon, or even Greek yogurt as high sources of protein. 

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