Intervention during adolescence is essential in changing risk factors that might lead to the early development of chronic diseases. Diet is an important factor that has to be considered in having a healthy eating lifestyle.
School managements play a major role in the intervention in schools, they have to set up strategies, build facilities, and organize informative sessions with their students to put them at par with all these realities.
Below are 4 positive effects of a school-based intervention on diets in high school:
Increases students’ performance
Good nutrition helps students in different aspects including their overall performance in school. The intervention of the school management in students’ diet is a smart decision. If the management provides an adequate environment for healthy eating, it will increase the performance of its students. The right diet provides a lot of nutrients that help an average student be active, smart, and ready to learn.
Increases brain function
The brain is an important organ. It is essential to take care of the brain as it is responsible for critical thinking, learning, and storing of information. Some students do have deficiencies of some vitamins and nutrients that inhibit the activities of their brains. Inadequacies in the other minerals and vitamins, in particular thiamin E, vitamin B, iodine, and zinc, have been shown to hinder brain and behavioural capability. Furthermore, the supplement of amino acids and carbohydrates will enhance vision, intuition, and thinking. Several studies also indicate that nutritional intake changes can affect school children’s cognitive abilities and intelligence levels.
Abalanced diet helps students to want to learn more, as their brain cells are active and ready to jump on any material. Good nutrition makes students healthier, and when students are healthy they tend to attend classes more often, and when they attend classes often they tend to flow better than other students who have been missing school. The school intervention is a good investment in their students. Each student in the school has the possibility of doing well. If sufficient nutrition is not given, they are in danger of failing to achieve this ability. But taking steps in schools today to make healthy decisions will help create students for a future with more opportunities.
Provides a conducive environment
One of the responsibilities of the school management is to create a conducive environment for their students. When schools intervene in the diets of their students, most times reconstruct the cafeteria to be suitable to an average standard. They provide chefs who understand the vitamins and nutrients students need to carry out their academic activities effectively.
Everything with positive effects also has negative effects. But the intervention of schools in the diets of their students does more good than harm to the school at large. The school can produce smart, agile, and intelligent students who will be at par with international standards.