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How to encourage students to get the sleep they need

Julia Haskins Sufficient sleep is priceless, especially for busy students who tend to not get enough. Researchers consistently find that not getting enough sleep can majorly affect how students function. For example, insufficient sleep negatively affects hormone...

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Ingredients to help students start the day right

Julio Flores & Diana Whelan It’s a cliché, but it’s true: Breakfast is a vital part of the day—especially for students who need energy for those extra-long days at school. “Breakfast kick-starts your energy for the day. It’s fuel, both for [your] brain and body,” says...

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How to set your student’s food environment up for success

Macaela Mackenzie When it comes to helping your student develop healthier food habits, science says being mindful of our internal and external food cues—not dieting—is the key. In fact, research shows our food environment plays a major role in the nutritious choices...

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Science-backed ways to help your student test better

Maria Yagoda For students, going to class is the easy part. Retaining the information they learn, especially around test time, can be more challenging. Now we know that many students are going at it wrong. Reviewing course notes is the most popular study approach (in...

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