ERIC Number: ED331602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Malnutrition, School Feeding and Educational Performance. Notes, Comments...No. 186 = Malnutrition, alimentation scolaire et resultats educatifs.
Studies reviewed in this paper analyze the relationship between School Feeding Programme (SFP) participation and cognitive development in both developing and industralized countries. Contents concern: (1) the relationship betweeen diet and cognitive development; (2) limitations of intelligence quotient tests and the need for more adequate instruments; (3) school feeding programs and the socioeconomic backgrounds of students; and (4) long-term behavioral effects. In summary, findings fail to provide a strong basis for any policy decision regarding the relationship between SFP participation and cognitive development in malnourished children. Studies are inadequate due to lack of methodological rigor. The investigations, however, do highlight the need for additional research into the relationship between SFPs and cognitive development. Some recommendations for further research are offered. (RH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund, Paris (France).; United Nations, New York, NY. World Food Programme.; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).