Nutrition key to learning gap

Malnurition at an early age can have a lasting effect on a child’s educational progress, researchers at the University of Oxford have found.

Children stunted by poor nutrition at the age of five were 20% less likely to be able to read a simple sentence and 13% less likely to be the in the appropriate grade for their age at school.

The researchers believe that if these children were to benefit from the same nutrition as their upper class peers, the learning gap could be reduced by 25%.

Read more at University of Oxford