Washington Post By Roberto A. Ferdman February 18
One of the simplest ways to put poor kids in a position to succeed is to make sure they eat breakfast.
Studies have shown that eating the day’s first meal is not only associated with nutritional benefits, but also cognitive ones — especially for children. A 2013 study, for instance, linked breakfast consumption among children to higher IQs later in life. A group of researchers in 1989 found that students who ate breakfast tended to perform better on standardized tests. More at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/02/18/how-schools-are-failing-poor-kids-who-cant-afford-the-most-important-meal-of-the-day/