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ERIC Number: ED069433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Nutrition and Learning in Preschool Children.
Thomas, Susan B.
This paper describes the behavior of nutritionally deprived children, and findings indicate retarded physical and mental growth. Based on the extensive bibliography entitled, "Malnutrition, Cognitive Development and Learning," which contains 187 citations with abstracts, a concern is whether malnutrition effects are reversible or permanent. Since the child's full range of intelligence potential might be affected, he may grow into an adult who functions marginally, marry and raise a family in the same tradition. Types of malnutrition are discussed, and recommendations for nutrition education day centers for the disadvantaged are stressed. (RG)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Disadvantaged Environment, Human Development, Low Ability Students, Mental Retardation, Nutrition, Physical Characteristics, Preschool Children
College of Education Curriculum Laboratory, University of Illinois, 1210 West Springfield Avenue, Urbana, Ill. 61801 ($0.45, Catalog No. 1300-32)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.