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Fast Food May Stunt Your Child’s Academic Performance

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  • Many kids are not getting the nutrients they need for optimal health and brain function; in the US nearly 40 percent of children's diets come from added sugars and unhealthy fats
  • Previous research revealed that kids who ate a predominantly processed food diet at age three had lower IQ scores at age 8.5
  • Fifth-graders who eat fast food four times a week or more have up to 20 percent lower test score gains in the eighth grade

By Dr. Mercola

Nutrients from quality foods are critical in helping your child reach his or her fullest potential. Unfortunately, many kids are not getting the nutrients they need, especially in the US where nearly 40 percent of children's diets come from added sugars and unhealthy fats.


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