New scholarly research findings have come on the heels of related research over the past twenty years into the relationship between inadequate nutrition and a variety of adverse developmental outcomes in children. This interactive relationship between sufficient nourishment and brain function extends to the emotional and behavioral health of children. The body of evidence, drawn from more than 100 published research articles, provides the scientific basis for concluding that school breakfast programs are highly effective in terms of providing children with a stronger basis to learn in school, eat more nutritious diets, and lead more healthy lives.

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