A new study conducted of 5,000 9- to 11-year-olds demonstrates significant positive associations between breakfast consumption and educational outcomes.The research found that the odds of an above average Teacher Assessment score were up to twice as high for pupils who ate breakfast, compared with those who did not.
JAMA Pediatrics Editorials: breakfasts improving academic performance; school-based and home lunches
January's edition of JAMA Pediatrics includes two editorials on breakfasts improving academic performance and comparative qualities of school-based and home lunches.
All schools in all provinces and territories should provide meal programs to help their students alleviate hunger and poor nutrition and to support their performance at school, The Conference Board of Canada recommends in a new report from its Centre for Food in Canada.
A report was released today by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) based on a series of town hall meetings and online consultation held earlier this year on the topic: What makes Us Sick?
Included in the CMAs recommmendations: "That a national food security program be established to ensure equitable access to safe and nutritious food for all Canadians regardless of neighbourhood or income".
New research suggests that minimizing the size of childrens' dishware and encouraging them to eat at more frequent intervals might help them consume less food.
This social impact analysis was conducted by Deloitte to help Share Our Strength achieve its goal of ending childhood hunger in the USA.
APEC members, including Canada, agreed in June 2012 that in the context of today’s realities, which include increased food insecurity, a rise in biofuel production, and climate change challenges proper attention should be paid to school feeding.
In 2009, the Centre for Science in the Public Interest published a primer on what a national child nutrition program would do for Canada.
Toronto Public Health has issued a report calling for Student Nutrition Programs in all schools across Canada's largest city.
The Feeding Our Future program is a student nutrition program in the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) that offers nutritious meals to all students regardless of their ability to pay. A new two-year study has been released using data collected from the program's schools that shows a positive increase in scholastic performance.