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?
Wilder Research: Nutrition and Students’ Academic Performance