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Jamie Oliver Proves it: Healthy Foods Raise Students' Test Scores

By Mike Adams, February 2, 2009 | Key concepts: Schoolchildren, Nutrition and Test scores

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The right food can not only improve the health of children, it can also raise their test scores! A new study released by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Essex University (in the UK) tested the academic effects of a diet championed by UK food guru Jamie Oliver, and it found that the foods significantly increased children's test scores.

The performance of 11-year-old students was enhanced by 8% in science scores and 6% in English scores. Absenteeism due to sickness dropped 15%. This shows a substantial improvement in the attendance and performance of schoolchildren, delivering a far better result for the investment of money society puts into public schools.

Oliver's campaign for increasing the nutrition of school lunch programs is called the "Feed Me Better" campaign. Many schools originally resisted the program, but now 81 out of 88 schools in Greenwich have adopted it, TimesOnline reports.

Teachers are also noticing that students are less hyperactive and more calm, able to absorb more information from important lessons.

All this is no surprise to NaturalNews readers, of course: The links between diet and academic performance is quite clear. While conventional doctors ignore the link, and psychiatrists want to drug these children into a state of chemical stupor, the real answer is to simply feed them real food for a change and get all the toxic chemical additives and processed ingredients out of their diets.

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Jamie Oliver Proves it: Healthy Foods Raise Students' Test Scores

From Timesonline.co.: The findings, from a report by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Essex University, vindicate the chef’s decision to banish fat-laden Turkey Twizzlers - since replaced with nutrient-rich foods such as coconut fish, and broccoli.... more

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