PUPILS at Kirklees schools will get free brain-boosting snacks before their exams.
The move to supply 80,000 nibbles will cost £100,000.
Ten-year-olds taking their Sats and students taking their GCSE exams in the summer have been singled out for the pilot scheme.
It follows concerns that many youngsters don't eat and drink properly before important exams.
The move is part of a £2.5m, three-year scheme aimed at boosting pupils' achievements - and also involving parents in education matters.
And the Examiner is doing its bit, with a series of articles giving advice to parents about how to help their children succeed.
Kirklees Council education officials will provide bottles of water, high-energy but low-sugar cereal bars, and fruit - probably bananas and apples - to 10,000 pupils in May and June.
The Key Stage 2 children each sit nine tests and GCSE students take an average of eight exams.
Gary Wilson, schools improvement officer responsible for raising boys' attainment, said: "We all know about the benefit of good nutrition and hydration.
"It can make all the difference to students' brain power.
"When you're thirsty it's too late. A fifth of your brain has already shut down!"
Kelda, the company that owns Yorkshire Water, has already provided water coolers in many Huddersfield primary schools.
Mr Wilson continued: "It's a long time from breakfast to lunch and we know some pupils just grab a can of pop and a chocolate bar for their first meal of the day from the shop on the way to school.
"Some parents don't think it's worth the hassle to insist their kids eat well in the morning."
Council workers are now checking prices of water, energy bars and fruit before they choose suppliers.
Supermarkets including Tesco, Morrisons and Asda will display Kirklees information about healthy eating in their entrance areas.
* For further details check the website www.succeed.org.uk