Adolescent breakfast skipping: an Australian study.

  title={Adolescent breakfast skipping: an Australian study.},
  author={Mary E. Shaw},
  volume={33 132},
Eating breakfast is important for the health and development of children and adolescents. This paper reports on the findings of an Australian survey of 699 thirteen-year-olds concerning the extent of skipping breakfast. Results indicated that approximately 12% of the sample skipped breakfast. Gender was the only statistically significant sociodemographic variable, with females skipping at over three times the rate of males. Skippers were more likely to be dissatisfied with their body shape and… CONTINUE READING


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