In a not very big surprise, researchers found that eating junk food means students do worse in school.

Here’s a quote from a story about the study:


The Washington Post goes on to say:

Why exactly fast food could be blunting school children’s brains is unclear. A study conducted last year showed that nutrients like iron, which can be lacking in fast food, are essential for the development of a child’s brain. Diets high in fat and cholesterol have also been linked to poorer memory.

I’m adding this info to The Best Sites For Learning About Nutrition & Food Safety.

I have a lesson plan in my upcoming book on student motivation about this very topic, and this study reinforces it.

While I’m at it, I’m adding The New York Times interactive, What 2,000 Calories Looks Like, to the same list.