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Program tests protein-rich breakfast’s effect on middle school students

Study seeks to find out if selections emphasizing ingredients like eggs, ham and sausage make a difference in behavior and academic performance.

A pilot program underway at the middle school site of the Center School District in Kansas City is testing the effects of protein-rich breakfasts on student behavior and attention. The program was implemented for a brief four weeks at the end of the 2017-2018 school year with just the eighth-graders, and has now been expanded to all of the some 560 sixth- through eighth-graders in the building this fall.

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