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The Hungry Brain

The Nutrition/Cognition Connection

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Feed the brain first to make the nutrition/cognition connection! Focusing on nutrition's role in promoting learning, the author calls on educators to model good food choices for their students. Building on a simple three-part framework of plant foods, animal foods, and junk foods, and incorporating exercise, the text shows educators how: Healthy eating provides a powerful link to learning Childhood obesity, food allergies, and other disorders may be related to eating habits Breakfast is still the most important meal of the day Brain-jogging exercises enhance brain activity, improve physical health, increase clarity, and reduce stress