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ERIC Number: EJ782393
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0738-0593
Educational Impact of a School Breakfast Programme in Rural Peru
Cueto, Santiago; Chinen, Marjorie
International Journal of Educational Development, v28 n2 p132-148 Mar 2008
In this paper, we present data from an evaluation of the educational impact of a school breakfast program implemented in rural schools in Peru. The results showed positive effects on school attendance and dropout rates, and a differential effect of the breakfast program on multiple-grade and full-grade schools. Particularly in multiple-grade schools the program shows a significant and positive effect on short-term memory, arithmetic and reading comprehension. The evaluation also showed an unexpected negative consequence: students in the breakfast group reduced their time in the classroom with their teachers and increased the time in recess (when they consumed the breakfast).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Peru