During our frenzied drives to school my kids often reflect on what it might be like to have decent, “normal” parents who actually feed their kids breakfast in the morning. If they had stopped the hangry yelling long enough, I would have informed them that they’ve been hoodwinked. “It turns out the research on eating breakfast has been far, far less conclusive than either your mother or Tony the Tiger would have you believe.” Cereal companies have spent years trying to convince you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But scientists not on their payroll keep confirming that it’s all just a myth. (I’d love to see the look on my kids’ faces when they read today’s lead story. But they’ll probably be too hungry to focus on it because I also forgot to pack them a lunch.)