If you’re looking to improve student achievement, consider how healthy your children are. According to the *CDC, healthy students are better leaners! Poor nutrition, lack of physical activity and an overall unhealthy lifestyle can lead to poor academic achievement in children.
Studies have shown that healthy children get better grades, attend school more often and behave better in class. Nutrition and physical activity should not be considered a distraction from academics, but an investment in higher education. *Academic success is an excellent indicator for the overall well-being of children and a primary predictor and determinant of adult health outcomes.
Everyone from community leaders to parents can work together to work towards improved child health and wellness. Invest in your child’s education and health today. The Youth Clinic is your family’s partner in health.