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1 Academic Achievement and Health Do Healthy Kids Really Learn Better? Presenter Conference Name Date

2 Key Findings of the Report Health and education are linked Every health risk can affect academic success Interventions can narrow disparities Health interventions can improve learning and health Research Review: School-based Health Interventions and Academic Achievement

3 Some Surprising Health Risks Drinking 2 or more soda pops per day Fewer than 8 hours of sleep at night Not eating breakfast Feeling unsafe at school Feeling depressed

4 Healthy Students Learn Better

5 Every Health Risk Makes a Difference

6 Race/Ethnicity and Achievement

7 Socioeconomic Status and Achievement

8 Key Areas of Health Interventions

9 Comprehensive Programs Are Better

10 Relationship of Resources and Reach Fewer resourcesMore resources Universal reachSelective reach

11 Effective School-based Interventions Handwashing Cognitive/social skills Parent/teacher communication skills Increased physical activity School breakfast programs Chronic disease management School-based health centers

12 Coordinated School Health Approach Family and community involvement Healthy school environment Health education Physical education Staff wellness Nutrition services Health services Counseling, psychological and social services

13 Key Ingredients for Success Convene a school health advisory committee and designate school coordinators Conduct an assessment and review data Develop and implement a plan Evaluate results and continuously improve Create policies that support school health Identify sufficient resources to succeed

14 Schools Can Improve Health Health is important for achievement Low-income students and students of color may benefit most Research shows interventions can affect health and academics The Coordinated School Health approach ties with school improvement goals Learn more at

15 Contact Name Phone


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