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close this bookFood and Nutrition Bulletin Volume 17, Number 3, 1996 (UNU Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 1996, 104 pages)
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close this folderEffects of breakfast on classroom behaviour in rural Jamaican schoolchildren
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Appendix: Definition of behaviours

ON TASK (during teaching task situation): Child's eyes are focused on the teacher or the blackboard or the child is answering questions for 5 seconds or more of the 10-second block.

ON TASK (during set task situation): Child's eyes are focused on the blackboard (if lesson is on it) and child is writing, marking, or rubbing (erasing) for 5 seconds or more of the 10-second block.

TALKS: Child verbalizes or mouths words towards another child. Only initiations are recorded.

GROSS MOTOR: any marked motor movements from the child's starting position. Includes sitting to stand, sitting to turning 90 degrees around from waist, sitting to bending over from waist, sitting to stooping, and standing to walk two steps or more.

PARTICIPATE/RESPONSE: Any vocalizations by child towards the teacher, with face oriented towards the teacher. Also if child raises hand or recites, sings, or reads aloud when requested by teacher. Only initiations are recorded.