Good nutrition will provide the fuel necessary for academic achievement. Students who grow things will at least try to eat them.
I wanted to provide wheatgrass juice to my high school athletes and was told not to because someone might be allergic to the juice. So instead of the nutritious juice they were digesting grease from the french fries in the cafeteria.
Just visited a private school. We were invited for lunch. They served real food and it was delicious. Students were eating the unprocessed food without objection.
If public schools are going to move in the direction of educational equity, they might want to start with the food they serve. Better yet, have the students grow the food on the school’s roof tops. Now that is radical.
Read the following article and comment if you like on what you think. http://www.upworthy.com/his-class-attendance-went-from-40-to-93-because-of-a-garden?c=tkp1