International Research Journals

Mark Jensen

Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Departments of Paediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, 5980 University Avenue, Halifax, , Canada


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    An Investigating the Connection between Health and Academic Success in Elementary School Students
    Author(s): Mark Jensen*

    Background: Supporting children's long-term health and well-being necessitates establishing healthy eating and physical activity habits early. The purpose of this paper was to investigate the connection between elementary school students' academic performance and health-related behaviours in a school board in Nova Scotia, Canada. Methods: In our population-based study, students in grades 4–6 from 18 rural schools were included. Diet and active work were surveyed through approved instruments. Measures of students' academic performance in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics were obtained from the school board. Multilevel logistic regression was used to look at how health behavior and academic performance were related to one another. Results: Compared to students with healthy lifestyle behavior, students with unhealthy lifestyle behavior were more likely to have.. View More»
    DOI: 10.14303/2141-5161.2022.248

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