Dinh dưỡng, Sức khỏe & Học thuật

Health, wellness and nutrition remain essential to the world of education. 

According to the 2019 National Youth Risk Behavior Surveys1 (YRBS), there is an association between healthy dietary habits and higher academic scores. The data from the YRBS shows that students in grades 9-12 who earn higher academic scores (mostly A’s) also have the following dietary patterns: 

  • 42 percent ate breakfast on all seven days (during seven days prior the completing the survey)
  • 62 percent ate fruit or drank 100 percent fruit juice one or more times per day
  • 66 percent ate vegetables one or more times per day 

Habits, good or bad, are learned at an early age. Teaching children healthy habits, like the importance of brushing their teeth, stick with them throughout their lifetime. Taking time to teach children about the importance of wellness and nutrition at an early age is critical, as these lessons are more likely to stick with them throughout their childhood and into adult life. 

The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) note “that the scientific connection between food and health has been well documented for many decades, with substantial and increasingly robust evidence showing that a healthy lifestyle—including following a healthy dietary pattern— can help people achieve and maintain good health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases throughout all stages of the lifespan: infancy and toddlerhood, childhood and adolescence, adulthood, pregnancy and lactation, and older adulthood.”2