Nutritional Balance and Its Relationship with Students’ Ability to Concentrate

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Dr. Hayat GHIAT, D. Fatima Zohra MERIAH, D. Keltoum aicha SAFI, D.Dalila MERIAH


Several studies were carried out on the impacts of nutritional intake on students’ mental abilities and study output. These studies include Muhammad Haider’s study, Alan Lousky’s study and Alex schuss’s study. All of them confirmed the impacts of food on pupils’ mental health and academic achievement. In addition, they also stressed the fact that food plays an important role in the formation of the brain’s nervous signals that transmit through chemical substances called Neurotransmitters. Food also contributes to the success of its functioning, as it helps students in their studies, and gives them greater ability to concentrate, to think and to understand their lessons. The Algerian student spends about six hours a day at school, during which s/he consumes his/her intellectual effectiveness and kinetic energy. In this case, how can students study and keep active without getting their nutritional needs, which protects them from fatigue, exhaustion and sustains their mental capacity and helps them concentrate in their lessons and understand them well? This stresses the importance of food as a key factor affecting students’ academic achievement

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