ERIC Number: ED311027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
A Comprehensive Review of the Literature on the Effects of Breakfast on Mental Performance and Scholastic Achievement.
Purnell, James P.
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 characterized as being inconclusive. These discrepancies are mainly due to ubiquitous experimental limitations and inherent conflict in the imposition of scientific structures upon human experience. (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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