ERIC Number: ED196547
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
The Relationship Between Nutrition and Student Achievement, Behavior, and Health: A Review of the Literature.
Tseng, Rose Y. L., Comp.; And Others
The punpose of this report is to review existing research concerned with the relationship of nutrition to student achievement, behavior and health. Information was obtained through searches of computerized data bases, review of journal citations, discussions and correspondence with nutrition personnel as well as reviews of materials available from a nutrition clearinghouse and one individuals's private bibliography. Each chapter of the report is an independent unit and includes separate conclusions and citations. After the introduction, Chapter Two presents the findings of studies of nutritional status that were conducted among children from various racial, age, sex and income groups. Chapter Three reviews research related to severe nutritional deficiencies. Chapter Four inspects studies of the effects of supplementary food programs. In Chapter Five influences on food selection and methods of improving food choices are discussed. Chapters Six, Seven and Eight focus on obesity, dental problems and hyperactivity, respectively. The relationship of malnutrition to (1) infection, (2) physical and mental development, (3) animal behavior, and (4) human behavior and achievement are explored in Chapters Nine through Twelve. Conclusions and recommendations are presented in Chapter Thirteen. The reviewed literature provides no evidence of severe, widespread malnutrition or hunger in the United States. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Animal Behavior, Body Weight, Children, Cognitive Development, Dental Health, Hyperactivity, Literature Reviews, Lunch Programs, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical Development, Physical Health, Student Behavior
Publications Sales, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802 ($4.00, plus 6% sales tax for California residents)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Jose State Univ., CA.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.