The Hungry Brain (Paperback)

The Nutrition/Cognition Connection

By Susan Augustin

Skyhorse, 9781632205605, 168pp.

Publication Date: April 28, 2015

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Feed the brain first to make the nutrition/cognition connection! Focusing on nutrition's role in promoting learning, the author calls on educators to model good food choices for their students. Building on a simple three-part framework of plant foods, animal foods, and junk foods, and incorporating exercise, the text shows educators how: Healthy eating provides a powerful link to learning Childhood obesity, food allergies, and other disorders may be related to eating habits Breakfast is still the most important meal of the day Brain-jogging exercises enhance brain activity, improve physical health, increase clarity, and reduce stress

About the Author

Susan Marcus, PhD, a long-time consultant with Robin Fogarty & 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, A.D.D./A.D.H.D.: Attention Deficit Disorder: What We Know, What We Can Do and The Hungry Brain: The Nutrition/Cognition Connection.