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Hungry Brain: The Nutrition/Cognition Connection

by Susan Augustine Corwin Press
Pub Date:
05/2007
ISBN:
9780976342632
Format:
Pbk 168 pages
Price:
AU$49.99 NZ$52.17
Product Status: Not Our Publication - we no longer distribute
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The brain gets fed first! That is an important idea that directly relates to the nutrition/cognition connection in schools. As the education community faces the challenges of childhood obesity, malnutrition of the brain, food allergies, disorders of metal metabolism and biochemical imbalances, educators are eager to learn about how to guide students in the care of their bodies, and especially, in the feeding of the brain. Making smart choices for the very hungry brain is the focus of this cutting edge book that provides the busy teacher with vital information on nutrition and behavior. Dr. Marcus develops a rich discussion about three food groups: animal foods, plant foods and junk foods. She explains why breakfast is still the most important meal of the day, provides brain joggers for easy integration into classroom activities, and presents a host of practical strategies for teaching nutrition as part and parcel of a learning for a lifetime curriculum.

Preface Introduction 1. Where's the Food? 2. Malnutrition of the Brain 3. Not All Fats Are Bad 4. Sugar 5. Not All Foods Are Good: Food Allergies 6. Exercise and the Brain Appendices Glossary of Terms Resources References

'Covers everything from obesity and malnutrition to food allergies, biochemical imbalances, and how 'smart' choices in education and nutrition make for important teaching influences.' California Bookwatch, October 2007
Susan Marcus, Ph.D., a long-time consultant with Robin Fogarty and amp; Associates and formerly of Roosevelt University, has been in the field of educational consulting for over twenty years. With a rich background in special education, her passion is in nutrition education. Marcus believes that nutrition is often the missing clue to the mystery of why children can't learn and has developed a number of nutrition and behavior programs, including The Hungry Brain. She often addresses issues of the constructivist classroom, including cooperative learning, multiple intelligences, differentiation and integrated curriculum. In addition, she is the author of Tools for the Cooperative Classroom, The New Nutrition Education, ADD/ADHD: Attention Deficit Disorder: What We Know, What We Can Do and The Hungry Brain: The Nutrition/Cognition Connection.