In Aboriginal communities, this ratio is actually
is at risk of starting the school day on an empty stomach due to a lack of access to nutritious food.
And among immigrants and newcomers, the risk is
than the general population.
Think about that: Nearly 1 million. That's enough to fill
Poor nutrition in children increases the risk of developing:
Chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease
Mental health problems (poor self-esteem and anxiety)
When you realize that 60% of learning happens before lunch, it becomes clear why breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day.
When children get a balanced meal in a positive, stimulating environment, there are marked improvements in:
Behaviour and concentration
Social skills, self-confidence and the ability to interact with peers and adults
Overall interest in the subjects being taught
Incidents of bullying