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Learn More About the Schenectady City School District's Wellness Policy

Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Health
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Nutrition and Learning

  • Even moderate under-nutrition can have lasting effects on children's cognitive development and school performance.

  • About 12 percent of students report skipping breakfast.  Only 11 percent report eating a breakfast that contains foods from three food groups and food energy intakes greater than 25 percent of the Recommended Dietary Allowance.

  • Skipping breakfast can adversely affect children's performance in problem-solving tasks.

  • Studies of the School Breakfast Program show participation associated with improved test performance reduced tardiness and absence rates, increased attention, improved behavior and emotional adjustment.


 

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