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Exam Eats: What to Feed Your Mind While You Study


Being a student can be very demanding on our bodies. Often we might find it difficult to get our balance right, especially during exam time. We know that there is nutrition insecurity amongst our student populations at university. Why is nutrition important in this critical time of learning? Let's get the full picture. We know that many students don’t have enough food to eat. This means that they are not getting enough of the nutrients that their body needs to be in peak performance. Students from the University of Zululand tend to choose convenience foods above healthy balanced meals. Less than half the students were eating indigenous and traditional foods but consumed calorie dense foods on a more consistent basis due to accessibility. Students also tend to have unhealthy eating practices such as skipping of meals and eating disorders have been found to be very prevalent within this population group. What students ...