School lunch decisions made by the child and not the parent

While school lunches in the UK are subject to food standards, the contents of packed lunches are not as closely scrutinized, and studies have raised concern regarding the nutritional quality of packed lunches. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that children, not their parents, are often the primary decision maker of whether they will eat a school lunch or what is packed for their lunch.

Source: School lunch decisions made by the child and not the parent | EurekAlert! Science News

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Later school start times really do improve sleep time

A new study indicates that delaying school start times results in students getting more sleep, and feeling better, even within societies where trading sleep for academic success is common.

Source: Later school start times really do improve sleep time — ScienceDaily

Poor grades tied to class times that don’t match our biological clocks: Schedules of night owls, morning larks and daytime finches may predict their educational outcomes

It may be time to tailor students’ class schedules to their natural biological rhythms. A study shows that students whose circadian rhythms were out of sync with their class schedules received lower grades due to ‘social jet lag,’ a condition in which peak alertness times are at odds with work, school or other demands.

Source: Poor grades tied to class times that don’t match our biological clocks: Schedules of night owls, morning larks and daytime finches may predict their educational outcomes. — ScienceDaily