Can school gardens teach kids to eat more vegetables?

With a lot of research looking at all things covid, sometimes it’s fun to read something completely different, such as this study that links school gardens and related cooking classes to children eating more vegetables. From the press release: Getting children to eat their vegetables can seem like an insurmountable task, but nutrition researchers at… Read More Can school gardens teach kids to eat more vegetables?

New article: Closing schools for SARS-CoV-2: a pragmatic rapid recommendation

This is a new study by Bekkering et al. I had the honor and pleasure to be part of the multidisciplinary team on this very hot topic: should schools remain open or closed during the pandemic. Abstract of the study (open access): Background In Belgium, schools closed during the first lockdown in March 2020, with a… Read More New article: Closing schools for SARS-CoV-2: a pragmatic rapid recommendation

Gifted students improve their grades when they take online courses, whereas students in difficulty do not.

We’ve seen a lot of studies that linked online classes during lockdown in this Covid-pandemic to bigger differences between pupils, e.g. here and here. This new study describes a similar trend in higher education – in line with earlier pre-covid research we discuss in our second Urban Myth book. From the press release: With the… Read More Gifted students improve their grades when they take online courses, whereas students in difficulty do not.