School Wide Activity

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: 2 out of 5 stars Good