Some say it is the most important meal of the day. But if you're running late in the morning, it may be the easiest thing to skip.
Studies show breakfast gives a heap of health benefits especially for youngsters.
Before Garfield Elementary students feed their brains with knowledge, they feed their stomachs with school breakfast.
"There are many studies out there now that indicate there is a direct health to eating breakfast and your performance throughout the day," Sioux Falls School District Child Nutrition Supervisor Joni Davis said.
Davis makes sure each day breakfast is offered to every student in the Sioux Falls School District. Whether parents are dropping their student off early at school or the students wants to just hang out with friends, eating breakfast before school has an abundance of benefits.
"It certainly promotes the learning, the focus, all the things needed in the classroom to get the job done and, of course, all that energy for recess and PE," Davis said.
Breakfast in schools has become very popular in the last few years. Nationally, and in the Sioux Falls School District, more and more students are walking in to grab the early morning fuel.
"They can get a good breakfast here so they can get ready to start their day," supervisor Patty Klosterman-Oolman said.
Studies show, and Klosterman-Oolman agrees, that the morning meals fuels students throughout the rest of their busy day of learning. That is something she's happy to see.
"You know that they can come to school and not have to worry about sitting there being hungry and having to go through the day like that. I think that it makes it much better for their education also," Klosterman-Oolman said.
It is an easy meal offered to students - nourishing them for the long school year ahead.
According to the USDA, nationally 12.8 million students participated in a breakfast program daily. That is 5 percent more than 2011.