Fruits and Veggies Boost Kids’ Learning and Social Skills

Fruits and Veggies Boost Kids' Learning and Social Skills - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthA study published in the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association finds that increased fruit and vegetableconsumption among school-agechildren may increase learning skillsrelated to interacting with others, asidentified in social cognitive theory.



Researchers divided 138 students into two groups, with one group consumingmore fruits and vegetables than the other. After three months, the group on thehealthier diet tested higher in social cognitive learning skills. They also scored betterin self-efficacy (belief they could succeed) in difficult situations, social support andobservational learning.

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