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Junk Food and Exams...
She said: "It's often said you get out what you put in - our research shows that children are able to perform better in class when they have had a healthy school lunch rather than junk food.
"Children aren't stupid and they know that healthy food is better for them, and that a healthy breakfast and a balanced school lunch will give them more energy for their studies and help them concentrate more.
"Making that choice, and sticking with it, especially come exam time, could be the difference between success and failure."
However, some 42% said they had skipped meals to make time to revise, while nine in 10 regularly felt tired because of their school work.
The trust said that as a result, half of the youngsters it surveyed could only study for 30 minutes before losing concentration.
Yet nearly half agreed that eating a proper lunch helped them concentrate better in lessons.
And children tended to be aware of which foods would fuel their brains and aid concentration. These include fish, fruit and vegetables.
The trust recommends starting the day with a healthy wholegrain cereal such as muesli or porridge or wholegrain toast, swapping fizzy drinks for water and caffeine for herbal tea.
It also warns that energy boosting snacks like sweets and biscuits may give you an instant hit but will make you "crash and burn" soon after they release their energy.
Instead, it recommends, pupils chose healthy snacks and take regular breaks on their revision every two or three hours.
in BBC News
Sunday, June 07, 2009
The main work of the Parliament is, in fact, carried out in Committees. The Committees of the Parliament 1999-2004 were:
-Agriculture and Rural Development
Nineteen EU countries voted on Sunday, with eight others having voted in the past few days.
All 736 parliament seats are up for grabs. Provisional figures suggest the lowest turnout on record, at 43.01%. (...)
But analysts say the global economic crisis could influence people's vote, and that disenchantment may be reflected in greater support for far-right parties.
Voters are choosing representatives mainly from their own national parties, many of which then join EU-wide groupings with similarly-minded parties from other countries.
The largest grouping has for the last five years been the centre-right EPP (288 seats out of a current 785), followed by the centre-left PES (216) and the liberal ALDE (100).
Opinion polls before the election began suggested fewer than half the 375 million electorate would vote.