Breakfast and School Grades
The University of Iowa found that students from low income families performed better academically if they ate breakfast before starting the school day which adds weight to the argument that giving free school breakfasts may have long term benefits, because they prepare the student better for independent life later on. This study was based on comparing schools who offered free school breakfasts to those that did not, and looked at the results over time. Not only did students from schools offering breakfasts outperform those that didn’t, but the longer they offered it, the better the results – suggesting that the impact was cumulative.
Seb is a writer and blogger of food and nutrition. He holds a bachelors and a masters degree in nutrition science, and has studied sports and exercise nutrition at postgraduate level. He specialises in plant-based nutrition and believes passionately that we can all live with a little less meat. He writes for www.veggieandspice.com and www.itsaboutnutrition.com