By Monica Rosales |Staff Writer|
College students have a busy schedule and sometimes it gets in the way of what matters most, like consuming a healthy breakfast.
With a society that is continuously on the go and school expenses growing, it’s easy for students to skip meals in order to move on with their day and save a few bucks.
Breakfast is an essential meal of the day because it provides a healthy start to the day and is needed to maintain energy.
According to Healthy Children, 30 percent of college students go regularly without having breakfast.
“With work and school, I’m running around like crazy and I love to sleep in, so I just gave up on the idea of breakfast just so I can make it to class and work on time,” said Andrea Thomas, student.
Skipping important meals of the day, such as breakfast, can do more harm to a student than benefit them for a variety of reasons.
“Study after study shows that people who eat breakfast function better. [Students] do better in school, and have better concentration and more energy,” stated Dr. Marcie Beth Schneider, in an article from Healthy Children.
Healthy Children was created by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Many studies have linked eating breakfast to good health, better memory, concentration and lower chances of health problems
“I can’t image not eating in the morning, but it is not always easy on days I have multiple tests, projects and hours to work,” said student Dante Richards.
Taking time out of the day to make or get a healthy breakfast does not need to take long or cost a fortune.
Many students lean to alternatives, such as finding other foods around the house or couponing to find great deals on simple items.
“I always find something to eat in the morning, my go to is toast with something on the side, sometimes even a sandwich or a protein shake if it’s a busy day,” said student Alejandra Rivera.
Going to the store just to buy yogurt and fruit can be a cheaper alternative for a quick breakfast and students can find amazing deals in their local grocery stores weekly ads.
Most students already have items that can be used in a variety of ways to make something small and convenient for one to start their days such as peanut butter, milk, eggs, oatmeal and fruit.
Meal prepping has also become a very popular alternative to ensure sustenance throughout the day.
“Oatmeal is my life saver. I normally put it in a small container at night and in the morning I pop it in the microwave to heat it up, add some sugar or additional fruit too if it happens to be around,” said student Joseph Mills.
As a college student, it takes a little creativity and saving techniques to receive the most out of the food we buy.
Eating breakfast is not only cheap, but it gives students the right energy and focus they need to keep up in life.