A healthy child is a happy child who loves to eat good, clean and nutritious food. Healthy eating and being physically active are particularly important for children and adolescents. This is because their nutrition and lifestyle influence their wellbeing, growth and development Research by Sorhaindo & Fein-stein has in 2006 found that generally poor nutrition can negatively affect cognitive ability, concentration and activity levels in the short term
In all elementary educational settings, daily attendance remains one of the most important factors that guarantee success and promotion. With this in mind, it should be noted that a number of avoidable health challenges such as diarrhea, typhoid fever and other worm infections force students to miss large chunks of study hours, which adversely affects their morale, zeal, cognition and performance in the classroom. A lot of rural based kids have missed important tests, exams and sports activities in their various schools due to avoidable illness and psychologically, this has a way of negatively affecting their general outlook to education and life in general.