The Link Between Healthy Foods & Academic Success

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Now that school is back in session, registered dietitian Cathy Moore says we can support students' learning by offering healthy foods.

Studies show:

- Breakfast eaters tend to have higher school attendance, less tardiness and fewer hunger-induced stomach aches in the morning.

- Good nutrition and meals result in overall higher test scores

- Students concentrate better

- Students solve problems more easily

- Students have better muscle coordination

- Students that eat together as a family also have greater academic success; less behavioral problems and eat a healthier diet.

Cathy says families can pack a lunch and healthy snacks or can make good use of the school breakfast and lunch program.

All parents, regardless of income should complete the application for free or reduced meals as it helps give the school information that can result in benefits for the school, she said.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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