1. Do better in school
2. Have fewer behavioral problems
3. Have better concentration, more energy, and better hand-eye coordination
4. Are more likely to meet their nutritional needs overall
5. Have an easier time maintaining a healthy weight
2. Minimal sugar -- too much can send energy soaring up, and then crashing down, before the morning's half over.
3. Some healthful fat, especially omega-3s -- turns out that kids who eat more of these fats do better on short-term memory tests (and they ace pop quizzes!) than kids who eat more saturated fat (think butter, bacon, sausage, pastries, full-fat milk and cheese).