Event Title

The Impact of Dietary Choices on Student Achievement in Adolescents

Graduation Year

2013

Location

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

20-4-2013 9:00 AM

End Date

20-4-2013 10:00 AM

Description

Dietary choices and preferences are important topics as it relates the influences nutrition has on long-term physical and cognitive development in adolescents. This research project is a compilation of peer-reviewed research studies in education and nutrition that highlight the value of the consumption of balanced meals as it relates to the cognitive performance and academic attentiveness of adolescents ages 6-17. Case studies and data analysis studies examined in this project agree that adolescents' dietary choices and preferences are most significantly impacted through Family Influence and Societal Norms, Nutrition Education/Intervention, School Programs/Clubs, and Dietary Quality. This research contributes to the growth of studies that focus on the importance of nutrition education and food choices of adolescents as they provide the majority of daily nutrients most important for academic success.

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The Impact of Dietary Choices on Student Achievement in Adolescents

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Dietary choices and preferences are important topics as it relates the influences nutrition has on long-term physical and cognitive development in adolescents. This research project is a compilation of peer-reviewed research studies in education and nutrition that highlight the value of the consumption of balanced meals as it relates to the cognitive performance and academic attentiveness of adolescents ages 6-17. Case studies and data analysis studies examined in this project agree that adolescents' dietary choices and preferences are most significantly impacted through Family Influence and Societal Norms, Nutrition Education/Intervention, School Programs/Clubs, and Dietary Quality. This research contributes to the growth of studies that focus on the importance of nutrition education and food choices of adolescents as they provide the majority of daily nutrients most important for academic success.