Bharadwaj, Løken, & Neilson (2013), Have Revealed That

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Bharadwaj, Løken, & Neilson (2013), have revealed that the brain like any other body part needs better food consumption so that it can be able to make the appropriate amount of choline and amino acids. This is because this is the two major molecules that are acquired from the blood and are essential for the proper functioning of the brain. This means that the emphasis of research has been put on the relationship between the brain function and nutrition. The brain needs a proper diet which improves its performance and function (Bharadwaj, Løken, & Neilson, 2013). More than 60 percent of the human brain is made up of fat which plays a role of the messenger that control aspects such as mood. For instance, the Omega-3 fatty acids have…show more content…
In addition, the study showed that those students who missed taking breakfast were more and easily distracted by stimuli while in class (Dercon, & Singh, 2013). On the other hand, recent research has shown that the intake of fruits and vegetables improves student’s academic performance. Poor nutrition has been found to affect children’s academic achievement. There are reasons as to why poor nutrition among school-going children affects their academic achievement. One of the reasons as to why poor nutrition affects the school-aged children from doing well in their academics is because they are having low concentrations, have problems in solving arithmetic and remembering information that they are taught in class (Colombo, 2013). On the other hand, the Nutritional Resource Foundation has found out that the outcomes of improving the nutrition programs in schools are positive because there is an increase in the ability of the children to think more clearly, reduced suspensions, dropouts, and expulsions. Langford, et. al (2014), reveal the outcomes from a study done to determine the association between academic achievement, increased BMI, and cognitive functioning showed that there was an association between the academic performance, cognitive functioning, and the BMI. For example, when the BMI of the students increased their test scored decreased. More

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