Before and After School Activities
- The National Center for Safe Routes to School (2011). “How Children Get to School: School Travel Patterns from 1969 to 2009.” http://saferoutesinfo.org/sites/default/files/resources/NHTS_school_travel_report_2011_0.pdf
Classroom Energizers at School
- J.B. Madigan. “Action-Based Learning: Building Better Brains through Movement.” http://abllab.com/wp-content/themes/abl/doc/abl-handout.pdf
- “Physical Activity in Schools, Resources and Case Studies to Implement HB11-1069.” LiveWell Colorado Webinar – August 16, 2011
- Game On – Action for Healthy Kids step-by-step guide to a healthier school includes “Eat Better” and “Move More” challenges and healthy fundraising ideas.
Healthy Non-food Rewards
- Kubik M., Lytle L., Story M. “Schoolwide Food Practices Are Associated with Body Mass Index in Middle School Students.” Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 2005, vol. 159, pp. 1111‐1114.
- Rauzon, S., Wang, M., Studer, N. and Crawford, P. “Changing Students’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior in Relation to Food: An Evaluation of the School Lunch Initiative.” Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Center for Weight and Health, University of California, Berkeley. 2010.
Recess for Learning
- The State of Play, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
- Center for Young Women’s Health, Boston Children’s Hospital, http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/healthy_snack_attack.html
- “State of the Plate – 2010 Study on America’s Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables,” Produce for Better Health Foundation.
Host a Healthy Winter Holiday Celebration
The Learning Connection
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- Murphy JM, Pagano ME, Nachmani J, Sperling P, Kane S, Kleinman RE. The relationship of school breakfast to psychosocial and academic functioning: cross-sectional and longitudinal observations in an inner-city school sample. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1998;152(9):899–907.
- Khan NA, Raine LB, Drollette ES, Scudder MR, Kramer AF, Hillman CH. Dietary Fiber Is Positively Associated with Cognitive Control among Prepubertal Children. The Journal of Nutrition. 2015;145(1):143-149. doi:10.3945/jn.114.198457
- Zhang, J., Herbert, J., and Muldoon, M. Dietary fat intake is associated with psychosocial and cognitive functioning of school-aged children in the united states. The Journal of Nutrition. 2005; 135(8): 1967-73.
- Trudeau F, Shepard RJ. Physical education, school physical activity, school sports and academic performance. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2008;5:10.
- Fowler-Brown, A., Ngo, L., Phillips, R., and Wee, C. Adolescent obesity and future college degree attainment. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009; 18(6): 1235-41.
- Rasberry C, Tui G, Kann L, et al. Health-Related Behaviors and Academic Achievement Among High School Students– United States, 2015. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; September 8, 2017