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October 1, 2014
Posted by Caitlin Cahow, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition member and Two-time Olympian, U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey

Ed. Note: This is a cross post from fitness.gov. You can find the original post here.

According to the latest research, healthy students are better learners. Across America, schools play an important role in shaping students’ attitudes about healthy eating and physical activity.

As a member of the President’s Council, I see a great opportunity to help our nation’s schools prioritize student health and well-being by weaving it into the fabric of the educational experience. Now, of course, that is easier said than done. Last week, my fellow Council members and I met with national youth ambassadors, superintendents and chancellors, as well as leading researchers at the White House to discuss ways to inspire school administrators, parents and students to take action.