$500,000 to the Healthy Foundation in Murrieta (CA) to conduct a study of the impact of vitamin intake and the school performance of at-risk youth.
Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Conference Report and California Implications December 20, 2001
The Committee notes that there is considerable evidence that lack of appropriate nutrition, and in particular deficiencies in basic vitamins and minerals, can reduce students academic performance. The Committee is aware of a pilot project by the Healthy Foundation to distribute a daily multi-vitamin to impoverished school children. The Committee commends this program and urges the Department to fund an expansion of this promising initiative and to rigorously evaluate its impact on school performance.
Appropriation Committee, US Congress