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Edwards, Jane U.; Mauch, Lois; Winkelman, Mark R. – Journal of School Health, 2011
Background: To support curriculum and policy, a midwest city school district assessed the association of selected categories of nutrition and physical activity (NUTR/PA) behaviors, fitness measures, and body mass index (BMI) with academic performance (AP) for 800 sixth graders. Methods: Students completed an adapted Youth Risk Behavior…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Body Composition, Physical Activities, Nutrition
Fiese, Barbara H.; Gundersen, Craig; Koester, Brenda; Washington, LaTesha – Society for Research in Child Development, 2011
In 2009, 14.7% of households were food insecure at some time during the year. In other words, members of those households did not have access at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life. This is arguably the most serious nutrition-related public health problem facing the U.S. today. The serious developmental consequences of food…
Descriptors: Food, Hunger, Security (Psychology), Children
Hagert, Celia – Center for Public Policy Priorities, 2005
The Center for Public Policy Priorities supports HB 2574. Why encourage school districts to offer free meals to all students? The link between adequate nutrition and improved academic performance creates a clear incentive for Texas to increase participation in the school breakfast and lunch programs, particularly among low-income children.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Eligibility, Lunch Programs
Natale, Jo Anna – Teacher Magazine, 2000
Federal researchers are investigating whether mandatory breakfast served at school will improve children's academic performance. In six districts, entire elementary schools are receiving school breakfasts. To remove stigma, all students receive the food. This paper describes the research, discusses the pros and cons of breakfast programs, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Health, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
Meyers, Alan; And Others – 1988
Children who participate in the School Breakfast Program show significant improvement in academic performance and tardiness rates, and a trend toward improvement in absenteeism. The School Breakfast Program was created by Congress in 1966 to provide a breakfast on school days for low income children who would otherwise have none. Children…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Ancillary School Services, Attendance
McAllister, Deborah A., Ed.; Cutcher, Cortney L., Ed. – Online Submission, 2010
As a part of the teacher licensure program at the graduate level at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), the M.Ed. Licensure candidate is required to complete an action research project during a 3-semester-hour course that coincides with the 9-semester-hour student teaching experience. This course, Education 590 Culminating…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Homework, Creativity, Test Results
Purnell, James P. – 1989
A review of the literature on the effects of breakfast on mental performance and scholastic achievement reveals a dichotomy between the theoretical and the empirical literature. Whereas theoretical considerations maintain that breakfast makes a significant difference in mental performance in the late morning hours, empirical evidence can be…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Breakfast Programs, Dietetics, Eating Habits
Meyers, Alan F.; And Others – American Journal of Diseases of Children, 1989
Children, grades three through six, in Lawrence (Massachusetts) were studied during the 1986-87 school year to determine whether participation in the School Breakfast Program by low-income children is associated with improvements in standardized achievement test scores and attendance rates. Findings indicate that participation is associated with…
Descriptors: Attendance, Basic Skills, Breakfast Programs, Elementary Education
Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services (USDA), Washington, DC. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. – 1999
Noting that many schools do not participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's School Breakfast Program despite evidence that poor nutrition affects children's school attendance and performance, this document presents the proceedings of a 1999 symposium on links between breakfast and school performance and the implications for public policy.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Brain, Breakfast Programs
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012
Healthy students perform better. Poor nutrition and inadequate physical activity can affect not only academic achievement, but also other factors such as absenteeism, classroom behavior, ability to concentrate, self-esteem, cognitive performance, and test scores. This toolkit provides information to help make schools the model for healthier…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Physical Activities, Self Esteem, Student Behavior
Strong, Dawn Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study analyzed the required inclusion of school test scores in the yearly evaluation of school principals within the current school reform and standards and accountability movements of both the federal and state departments of education. Extant data from a single school district in Oregon was used for this study, and included: (a)…
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Predictor Variables
Terry, Sheila G.; Kerry, Kimberly – 2000
In Fall 1998, the Maryland State Department of Education and six local school systems started a pilot program to evaluate the impact of serving breakfast to students in the classroom as part of the school day. Students in participating schools have an opportunity to eat breakfast in their classroom each day at no charge, regardless of family…
Descriptors: Breakfast Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness
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Sibley, Benjamin A.; Ward, Rose Marie; Yazvac, Thomas S.; Zullig, Keith; Potteiger, Jeffrey A. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2008
Educators are facing increased pressure to improve the academic performance of students. This increased emphasis on student accountability has led many school leaders to implement changes in the school day in order to maximize the time that students spend in academic pursuits. Frequently, this has resulted in the cutting or reducing of time spent…
Descriptors: Physical Education, School Schedules, Physical Activities, Nutrition
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. – 2001
In fall 1998, the Maryland State Department of Education and six schools began a pilot program to evaluate the impact of serving breakfast to students in the classroom as part of the school day. Students in participating schools have an opportunity to eat breakfast in their classroom each day at no charge, regardless of family income. The program,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Breakfast Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Descriptions
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. – 1998
These hearing transcripts present testimony to the Senate Committee on Agriculture regarding the School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. Statements were made by several senators, the president of the American School Food Service Association (Connecticut); a school food service program director (Florida); the director of nutrition and education for…
Descriptors: Breakfast Programs, Dining Facilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Food Service
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