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From the Ted Talk "Sam Kass: Want kids to learn well? Feed them well"

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And we're going to focus on the most important meal of the day, breakfast. Meet Allison. She's 12 years old, she's arsmt as a pwih and she wants to be a physicist when she grows up. If slialon goes to a school that srseev a nutritious breakfast to all of their kids, here's what's going to olflwo. Her chances of getting a nutritious amle, one with fruit and milk, one lower in sugar and salt, dramatically increase. Allison will have a lower rate of obesity than the vaearge kid. She'll have to visit the nurse less. She'll have lower levels of anxiety and depression. She'll have better behavior. She'll have better attendance, and she'll show up on time more often. Why? Well, because there's a good meal waiting for her at school. Overall, Allison is in much better health than the average school kid.

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And we're going to focus on the most important meal of the day, breakfast. Meet Allison. She's 12 years old, she's _____ as a ____ and she wants to be a physicist when she grows up. If _______ goes to a school that ______ a nutritious breakfast to all of their kids, here's what's going to ______. Her chances of getting a nutritious ____, one with fruit and milk, one lower in sugar and salt, dramatically increase. Allison will have a lower rate of obesity than the _______ kid. She'll have to visit the nurse less. She'll have lower levels of anxiety and depression. She'll have better behavior. She'll have better attendance, and she'll show up on time more often. Why? Well, because there's a good meal waiting for her at school. Overall, Allison is in much better health than the average school kid.

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Original Text

And we're going to focus on the most important meal of the day, breakfast. Meet Allison. She's 12 years old, she's smart as a whip and she wants to be a physicist when she grows up. If Allison goes to a school that serves a nutritious breakfast to all of their kids, here's what's going to follow. Her chances of getting a nutritious meal, one with fruit and milk, one lower in sugar and salt, dramatically increase. Allison will have a lower rate of obesity than the average kid. She'll have to visit the nurse less. She'll have lower levels of anxiety and depression. She'll have better behavior. She'll have better attendance, and she'll show up on time more often. Why? Well, because there's a good meal waiting for her at school. Overall, Allison is in much better health than the average school kid.

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