Sunday, April 03, 2005

Junk food improves exam results?

You have to laugh: after all that nonsense about better school food improving behaviour, asthma, and concentration, along comes this research which suggests that piling on junk food to school menus just before vital exams improves results. I suspect the only thing we can conclude from this is that eating something substantial helps you concentrate. If kids are more likely to eat 'junk', then so be it.

I'm a materialist, but I don't think human beings are just the product of their biochemistry - we have a remarkable capacity to thrive on poor diets. How else did we survive all those thousands of years in all sorts of places around the globe?

Telegraph | News | Junk food 'helps pupils pass exams'


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