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Obese Children Perform Worse in School, Studies Show

Here is what we know about children and proper nutrition so far in our age of advanced health.

  • A proper breakfast helps them focus at school.
  • A balanced diet encourages healthy growth and normal weight.
  • Feeding them junk food, especially processed, high-fat and high-sugar foods, will cause them to develop a palette for unhealthy foods.

A new fact to add to this list? Obesity can cause kids to perform worse at school. At least that’s what new research is proposing.

Recent studies have shown that obese children tend to have lower test scores than their peers, and that obese girls score even lower than boys. In addition to poor test scores, obese children are also more likely to be held back in school, and are less likely to attend college. (more…)