This category features links to information and resources related to health and academic achievement.
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Health and Academic Achievement
|Action for Healthy Kids Webinar: Making the Case for Healthy Schools and Students: Improving Academic Achievement
||Webinar connecting health and academic achievement. |
|Action for Healthy Kids: The Learning Connection
||Report on how healthier children perform better at school, and tips on how to create healthier school environments.|
|Active Education: Growing Evidence on Physical Activity and Academic Performance
||This research brief reviews evidence that examines how physical activity and fitness may help school-aged children maximize their academic performance, and provides an overview of the effects of physical activity on the developing brain.|
|Alliance for a Healthier Generation: Healthy Kids Learn Better
||Reports, stories, and resources on how physical activity, nutritious meals, and healthy snacks help to improve academic performance|
|Better Academic Performance — Is Nutrition the Missing Link?
||An article from Today's Dietitian about the importance of eating breakfast and type of breakfast in achieving academic performance.|
|BOKS: Backed by Science Program
||Links for BOKS back by Science programs focused on getting kids active and establishing a lifelong commitment to health and fitness.|
||Booklets and resources featuring 3-5 minute "brain break" activities to encourage physical activity among students from the Iowa Department of Public Health.|
|CDC: Health and Academics
||Information and resources related to health and academic achievement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.|
|CDC: The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (wscc) Model
||CDC and ASCD developed this model in collaboration with key leaders from the fields of health, public health, education, and school health. The WSCC model strengthens a unified and collaborative approach designed to improve learning and health in schools.|
|Eating Healthier at School Improves Learning
||The CDC provides resources and studies to be used to promote nutritious foods at school.|
|Food Research and Access Center. Research Brief: Breakfast for Learning
||2016 report on the importance of breakfast for academic performance.|
|Ted Talk: Sam Kass: Want kids to learn well? Feed them well
||Former White House Chef and food policymaker Sam Kass discusses the role schools can play in nourishing students' bodies in addition to their minds.|
|The Wellness Impact
||2013 report that highlights the importance of improved nutrition and increased physical activity in creating a learning environment.|
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