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Nutrition + Activity = Better Academic Performance and Health

Studies show a connection between nutrition, physical activity and students' academic performance. When kids' basic nutrition and activity needs are met, they have the energy to learn and achieve. Click Here to learn how to ignite a healthy environment at your school.

So what are the academic benefits of nutrition and physical activity? Research shows that well-nourished, active kids:

• achieve better test scores in reading, writing, and math
• are alert and more prepared to learn
• are more likely to attend school
• show improved ability to concentrate on their work
• are better able to perform complex tasks
• have higher self-esteem
• manage stress and anxiety better
• are healthier overall, that is, less likely to become ill







Oct. 2012