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

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This program has been incredibly successful, because it helped us oecrvmoe a very difficult barrier when it came to getting kids a nutritious breakfast. And that was the bearrir of stigma. See, schools serve breakfast before school, and it was only available for the poor kids. So everybody knew who was poor and who needed government help. Now, all kids, no matter how much or how little their parents make, have a lot of pride. So what happneed? Well, the shoclos that have implemented this program saw an increase in math and reading scores by 17.5 percent. 17.5 percent. And research shwos that when kids have a cieotsnnst, nutritious breakfast, their chances of graduating ircasnee by 20 percent. 20 percent. When we give our kids the nourishment they need, we give them the chance to tvhrie, both in the classroom and beyond.

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This program has been incredibly successful, because it helped us ________ a very difficult barrier when it came to getting kids a nutritious breakfast. And that was the _______ of stigma. See, schools serve breakfast before school, and it was only available for the poor kids. So everybody knew who was poor and who needed government help. Now, all kids, no matter how much or how little their parents make, have a lot of pride. So what ________? Well, the _______ that have implemented this program saw an increase in math and reading scores by 17.5 percent. 17.5 percent. And research _____ that when kids have a __________, nutritious breakfast, their chances of graduating ________ by 20 percent. 20 percent. When we give our kids the nourishment they need, we give them the chance to ______, both in the classroom and beyond.

Solution

  1. barrier
  2. consistent
  3. increase
  4. overcome
  5. schools
  6. happened
  7. thrive
  8. shows

Original Text

This program has been incredibly successful, because it helped us overcome a very difficult barrier when it came to getting kids a nutritious breakfast. And that was the barrier of stigma. See, schools serve breakfast before school, and it was only available for the poor kids. So everybody knew who was poor and who needed government help. Now, all kids, no matter how much or how little their parents make, have a lot of pride. So what happened? Well, the schools that have implemented this program saw an increase in math and reading scores by 17.5 percent. 17.5 percent. And research shows that when kids have a consistent, nutritious breakfast, their chances of graduating increase by 20 percent. 20 percent. When we give our kids the nourishment they need, we give them the chance to thrive, both in the classroom and beyond.

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