Today, we continue our NPHW celebration with the topic "Help all Americans to achieve at least high school graduation".

A healthy breakfast is vital to academic success from elementary school all the way through high school graduation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that lack of adequate consumption of specific foods, such as fruits, vegetables, or dairy products, is associated with lower grades among students.

However, proper nutrition isn't the only key to success for students - CDC reports that students who are physically active tend to have better grades, school attendance, cognitive
performance (e.g., memory), and classroom behaviors (e.g., on-task behavior)

If your school has a free breakfast program or a great after-school program in our District, we want to know about it!

For more information about the importance of nutrition and physical activity on academic performance, click here: 
https://www.cdc.gov/…/h…/pdf/health-academic-achievement.pdf