The effects of nutrition on the cognitive skills of students from kindergarten through third grades

Rebecca Lorentz, California State University, Monterey Bay

Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department


This research explores the positive relationships between good nutrition and the cognitive skills of students in kindergarten through third grade. This paper discusses how certain nutrients have been found to improve skills such as memory retention, spatial relationships, and pattern skills. Since these are necessary skills of early childhood academics, parents, educators, and the students themselves will benefit from learning more about how nutrition affects those skills.