Nutrition isn’t always on the top of the list when people discuss ways to improve education.

But it’s an important factor.

Research has shown:

  • 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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References Cited:

Wilder Research: Nutrition and Students' Academic Performance