Role of Nutrition in Learning and Behavior

Making the Connection: Linking Academic Achievement to Policies to Promote Physical Activity (PDF | 198.26 KB)

Leadership for Healthy Communities

A short report on the importance of physical education and the impact it has on academic success. The report finds that research supports that students who spend more time being physically active test better academically than those who spend more time in the classroom learning material.


Most Food Ads on Nickelodeon Still for Junk Food

Center for Science in the Public Interest.

An investigation about the advertisements on children's programs.


Nutrition and School Performance (PDF | 141.00 KB)

Northwest Territories Health and Social Services.

Scroll down to Volume 15, Issue 2, June 2003. Article details the effects of poor nutrition on children's school performance and highlights the findings of a recent survey on food security and nutrition education at the school level.


Role of Nutrition in Learning and Behavior: A Resource List for Professionals (PDF | 343 KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Resource list designed to help professionals find information related to nutrition, learning and behavior in children.


The Association Between School-Based Physical Activity, Including Physical Education, and Academic Performance (PDF | 2.54 MB)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The association between physical activity and academic performance is explored, particularly school-based physical activity and academic performance.