Better Academic Performance: Is Nutrition the Missing Link?

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2020, 4010, 4150, 4160; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 3.3.5, 8.1.3, 12.1.3, 12.2.1


This continuing education course reviews the current research on the associations between academic performance and nutrition, specifically breakfast frequency and composition, sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, fruit and vegetable intake, and diet quality.

Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the October 2014 issue of Today’s Dietitian.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:

  1. Distinguish the relationship between regular breakfast consumption and academic performance.
  2. Assess how the glycemic index of breakfast foods affects cognitive function.
  3. Evaluate how sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, fruit and vegetable intake, and diet quality may affect academic performance.
  4. Discuss three ways RDs can promote better nutrition for improved academic performance.
Course summary
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  • 2.00 CDR
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Chrissy Carroll, MPH, RD is a Massachusetts-based freelance nutrition writer and private practice owner with six years of experience working in school wellness.

The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program.  She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program.  View our disclosure policy.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 CDR


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