Nutrition is huge for learning. There is now tons of research showing that a good quality diet has a measurable impact on behavior, attention and learning. And within the group of kids I see for learning evaluation, MOST of the parents are well aware of what a “good” diet is and strive to get good foods into their kids. Still, the basics bear repeating. When a busy parent is trying to get the kids through breakfast while packing lunches and doing every other little thing that needs to be done, there can be drift. One day, a parent looks at the table and realizes she has drifted to serving instant oatmeal with brightly colored little marshmallow dinosaurs. When that happens, it’s time to correct the course (again) (I’ve been there).