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Wellness

Build Healthy Kids

Academic Success Directly Related to Healthy Eating

There's plenty of talk about closing the achievement gap. Yet, the one effort that can assure that students achieve their full academic potential is to make sure they've eaten a good breakfast and have healthy food choices for lunch. In order for students to reach their full potential in school, their food choices must first get an "A".  

 Physically Active Kids Perform Better Academically

For children, it's important to begin a regular routine of healthy exercise as early as possible to help them perform at their best. However, such activity is a means of improving more than just the body through building muscle strength and endurance. In fact, many studies are now showing that children who are physically active also perform better in the classroom.

 

Resources:

Let's Move http://www.letsmove.gov/make-physical-activity-part-your-familys-routine

American Heart Association http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/PhysicalActivity/Physical-Activity_UCM_001080_SubHomePage.jsp

Fuel Up to Play 60 https://school.fueluptoplay60.com/welcome/

Let's Go  http://www.letsgo.org/in-your-community/resources-for-parents/

USDA Choose My Plate http://choosemyplate.gov/healthy-eating-tips.html

West Virginia Department of Education http://wvde.state.wv.us/child-nutrition/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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