Initiative Description: School breakfast was provided, continually in place in the experimental school for a period of 6 weeks.
Study Results: Children showed a decline in both the occurrence and duration of off-task and out-of-seat behaviour, and an increase in active participation in class and positive peer interaction.
Reference: Richter LM, Rose C & Griesel RD (1997) Cognitive and behavioral effects of a school breakfast. South African Medical Journal 87: 93–100.
Level of Evidence: Good