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Healthier Students Make Better Students

March 15, 2006 - Studies show a direct correlation between performance in school and what students are eating, as well as performance in school and students’ level of physical activity.  Regular physical activity increases self-esteem while lowering stress, both of which are associated with higher academic performance.  Sound nutrition has been linked to increased class participation and test scores, while decreasing absenteeism.

LearntobeHealthy.org is currently developing an obesity prevention e-Learning kit that focuses on both physical activity and nutrition.  The kit, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), promotes healthy eating and daily physical activity with menu planning, case studies, food label analyses, body image collages, and the FITT (frequency, intensity, time and type) principle.  The lesson plans and activities provide information to motivate students to make simple lifestyle changes as it relates to what they are eating and the amount of regular physical activity they are getting each day.

Featuring a track and field theme, the obesity prevention e-Learning kit is scheduled to be released by late spring of this year.  Members will be notified when the kit is available online via an eNewsletter.  Don’t miss out - visit LearntobeHealthy.org today and join for free to receive our quarterly eNewsletters and gain access all of our health education lesson plans and activities.

 

Source: Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center (York, PA)

Location: York, PA

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