Aureus Medical talks fast food and productivity of travel nursing professionals

Omaha, NE (January 22, 2015) - It's no news that an apple is a better food choice than a bag of French fries. Travel nursing jobs leader, Aureus Medical Group, discusses how fast food may be a factor in productivity of travel nurse professionals.

Besides being unhealthier, fast food may lower productivity, according to a new study. Travel nursing professionals might take a cue to make smarter food choices to stay alert throughout the work day. 

The research looked specifically at more than 11,500 U.S. school children who ate fast food before tests. Those who ate the meals tended to score worse in math, science, and reading, the study said. The connection between fast-food consumption and academic performance remained the same even when factors like television viewing, physical activity, and socioeconomic status were included.

"[T]est score gains that were up to about 20 percent lower than those who didn't eat any fast food," the researchers said in the press release.

The subpar test scores are likely the result of fewer nutrients in fast foods. Fast food lacks iron, calcium, vitamin C and a handful of other key nutrients while fat and sugar abound in things like greasy cheeseburgers. 

Read the full article for more on nutrient deficiency.

About Aureus Medical Group:

Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing specializing in the successful placement of Nursing, Advanced Practice, Cardiopulmonary, Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Laboratory, Neurodiagnostics, Radiation Oncology, and Rehabilitation Therapy professionals, as well as Physicians, in hospitals and medical facilities nationwide.  With more than 30 years of experience, Aureus Medical offers a full range of staffing options, including national contract (travel), local contract, and direct hire.  Aureus Medical is the largest affiliate of Omaha-based C&A Industries, a leading provider of human capital management solutions for more than 45 years.