Effects of a Breakfast and Snack on Cognitive Function in Preadolescents
This study is designed to test how breakfast affects brain function, memory and learning in healthy children.
Hypotheses: Based on the results of our initial study and the relevant literature, it is hypothesized that arousal, attention, and performance will be:
- Greater in those who eat breakfast relative to those who do not;
- Greater in lean than in overweight children receiving the higher protein breakfast;
- Greater in fasting lean than fasting overweight children; and
- Improved following a morning snack in all study groups.
- Poorer in children with higher stress-related measures (e.g., higher cortisol levels).
- Heart rate will be lower in fasting relative to fed participants, and across groups will be higher in overweight children.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Study Start Date:||December 2013|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
BMI in the 25th - 75th percentile
BMI in the 85th - 95th percentile