Standardized tests can be grueling for anyone and without the proper nutrition; students can lose focus half-way through the exam.
Experts say students should have a healthy breakfast with some protein such as wheat toast and peanut butter, an egg and a bagel, or some fruit and yogurt. The protein digests slower and allows a slow release of energy.
Children should avoid eating a large and heavy breakfast or cereal with a lot of sugar. The sugar will give them energy right away, but they will then start to feel tired and sluggish.
Parents should also make sure kids are getting a good night's sleep before the MEAP tests.