Not so sweet
What about trying to get closer to the causes of their behaviour, one of which is surely diet?
You make a very good case. The link between diet and behaviour is not generally disputed.
The link between diet and educational attainment remains a moot point, although scientific evidence indicates that the effects of a high sugar diet on the brain are not conducive to learning.
I recently watched a film about a man who decides to eat nothing but McDonald's for 30 days. In the film, he visits a school for disaffected pupils with learning and behavioural difficulties, similar in many ways to a number of the students that are now finding their way into FE.
The difference was that this school had no vending machines. Students were offered a balanced diet of locally prepared, unprocessed food that according to the principal clearly improved their behaviour.
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