Connecting Health and Academic Achievement

$4.00 [1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]

Course Number: #02-301

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CE Course Description

Evidence shows that the health of students is linked to their academic achievement, so schools, health agencies, parents, and communities share a common goal of supporting the link between healthy eating, physical activity, and improved academic performance of children and adolescents. This brief continuing education course was developed using information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in order to help public health and educational professionals understand these links in order to engage stakeholders in working to support healthy school environments. This course would be beneficial to anyone who is interested in reinforcing the relationship between healthy kids, successful students, and stronger communities.

CE Course Objectives

1. Describe the components of positive academic achievement.

2. Review evidence linking healthy eating and physical activity with academic achievement.

3. Outline evidence-driven messages that can help states, school districts, schools, parents, and students promote healthy school environments.

4. Demonstrate knowledge of specific, feasible, and effective actions to support healthy eating and physical activity in school.

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