Nutrition isn’t always on the top of the list when people discuss ways to improve education.
But it’s an important factor.
- Nutrition affects students’ thinking skills, behavior and health, all factors that impact academic performance.
- Nutritional deficiencies early in life can affect the cognitive development of school-aged children.
- Access to proper nutrition improves students’ cognition, concentration and energy levels.
Are we all – parents, teachers, legislators, voters – doing everything we can to make sure every young student in Idaho is properly nourished?
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Wilder Research: Nutrition and Students' Academic Performance