Optimal Health Promotes Learning

Healthy students are better learners. There have been over 70 literature reviews, with over 800 unique studies, demonstrating this link between healthy behaviors and outcomes and improved academic achievement. There also have been over 100 articles that show that health programs delivered in schools improve health and academic behaviors. Schools are an ideal place to teach children and adolescents about health. There are over 130,00 schools in the US that reach over 78 million students.