A survey in Australia has discovered that many socioeconomically disadvantaged women do not eat breakfast (1).
The authors think that this must be bad for these women, and they find that breakfast skipping is associated with a lack of nutritional knowledge in general.
The authors conclude that “programs that aim to promote breakfast consumption in this population group should consider targeting family-related barriers to healthy eating and nutrition knowledge.”
Meanwhile, the supermarkets of Vancouver provide further evidence of undesirable dietary habits. A another study (2) finds that supermarkets with lower prices per average food basket are frequented by people with higher body mass index (BMI).
The authors argue that “Our results suggest that careful manipulation of food prices may be used as an intervention for decreasing BMI.”
However, two of the ‘related articles’ below present evidence that skipping breakfast is not bad for you!
- Journal of Nutrition 2013, doi:10.3945/jn.113.181396
- Nutrition Journal 2013;12:117, doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-117
- Skipping Breakfast Makes You Fat? Not So Fast (wnyc.org)
- Obesity risk among adolescents reduced with 5 regular meals a day (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Big Breakfast May Be Best for People With Diabetes (news.health.com)
- Why Breakfast is NOT the most important meal of the day (14days14lbsoff.wordpress.com)