Unhealthy foods and child education

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Subject Area:Education

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(2011) the modern world is experiencing a number of lifestyle changes which collectively are causing a decline in academic performance. In recent times, few studies have majored on the relationship between academic performance and the type of diet taken by school-going children. The purpose of this research is to research on the correlation between unhealthy foods and decreased academic performance in children. The findings of the study are crucial in the formulation of proper dietary plans concerning brain development and academic performance in children. Research Question 1. Data was gathered from the filled questionnaires through systematic methodological procedures and developed into theories that are grounded in the data. This research also made use of questioners and interviews while interviewing children in the lower grades.

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Interview questions, both closed and open-ended were sent to the targeted population using an online generated survey monkey link. No respondent will be required to incorporate their private details which may result in their identification. The research focused on several relevant questions that surround poor performance concerning poor habits to study how the two are related. Data will be recorded in writing so as to come up with authentic and legitimate information that would aid in come up with findings that are accurate and legitimate. The final step will be checking whether the information that was collected on the unhealthy foods in the King’s School was nutritious. This was verified verified by carrying out research conduction interviews with the head of the kitchen department at school and the student themselves.

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This helped in ensuring that the information or data gathered is authentic and true. Risks expected Since the target population for this study is a multiracial diverse representation of the society, collecting information might be interpreted as racial profiling. Additionally, published peer reviewed papers on the same topic were reviewed to support the findings of the survey. This was aimed at adding credibility and reliability to the findings. Ethical Consideration This study shall be conducted according to the guidelines laid done in the declaration procedures. Study participant’s confidentiality and privacy agreements were observed. The University’s Ethics Committee handbook was also followed. (2015) focused on the effects of nutrition on children's education. Clark and Fox sampled 2,314 children in 287 public schools from grades 1 through 12.

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These researchers found out that about eighty percent of young people eat excess saturated fats in their diet. Finkelstein & Hill (2014), analyzed cross-sectional data that they sampled from 395 public schools in 129 districts in thirty-eight states. Their results indicated that as children moved to higher grades their food environment became unhe,althy, which adversely affected their academic performance. Lack of food and social economic background of most American citizen is the main problem affecting the wellbeing of most Americans today (Alaimo et. al, 2018). Increase in body mass index (BMI) is caused by poor social economic conditions of many people. Medical and psychological issues have been closely linked to social economic conditions (CDC, 2014). Schools need to offer appealing foods which have good taste to discourage students from going for the unhealthy food and beverages.

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It is relevant also to note that it was not easy to establish whether those children who suffered from lack of iron would continue to struggle in math even after the condition has been dealt with. Nevertheless, this research used reliable data collection methodologies. Suggestions for Future Research Even though the area of unhealthy eating practices and lifestyle diseases have been explored, there are limited researches directly written on how unhealthy eating practices are linked to decreased academic prowess. Future research should focus accessing further the extent of unhealthy eating practices, nutrition and academic prowess. References Alaimo, K. CDC growth charts (2014). Retrieved from https://www. cdc. gov/growthcharts/cdc_charts. htm Clark, M. , Hill, E. L. , & Whitaker, R. C. School food environments and policies in US public schools.

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