Schools, health agencies, parents, and communities share a common goal of supporting the link between healthy eating, physical activity, and improved academic achievement of children and adolescents. Evidence shows that the health of students is linked to their academic achievement, so by working together, we can ensure that young people are healthy and ready to learn. Public health and education professionals can use this resource to share the link between healthy eating, physical activity, and improved academic achievement to engage stakeholders in working together to support healthy school environments. This resource includes: 1. Evidence linking healthy eating and physical activity with academic achievement; 2. Evidence-driven messages with specific benefits to states, school districts, schools, parents, and students; 3. Specific, feasible, and effective actions to support healthy eating and physical activity in schools; 4. Key resources to learn more.
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