Health and Academic Achievement This category features links to information and resources related to health and academic achievement. You can browse this category using the links below, or return to the JSI Resource Center main page. Health and Academic Achievement LinkDescription 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. CDC: Coordinated School Health A strategy for improving students' health and learning in schools, recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC: Health and Academics Information and resources related to health and academic achievement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 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. Return to the JSI Resource Center main page.