Two studies exploring the connection between fitness levels, academic achievement, attendance and discipline actions in Mississippi students:
“Associations between Health-Related Physical Fitness, Academic Achievement and Selected Academic Behaviors of Elementary and Middle School Students in the State of Mississippi” (PDF)
In the News
Designed to Move – A Nike-initiated movement trying to understand the roots of inactivity while working to spur collective action to end this problem.
“Exercise Before Class Improves Georgia Students’ Grades, Self-Esteem” – A short article from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, focusing on the correlation between grades and exercise in Georgia students.
“Declining Childhood Obesity Rates: Where Are We Seeing the Most Progress?” – A report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation about how Mississippi – among a few other states – has seen its childhood obesity rates decline.