Nutrition and Fitness
The building blocks of a healthy lifestyle include good nutrition and physical activity. Your body needs a variety of nutrient rich foods to grow and prevent illness and your body needs to move and exercise every day to stay strong.
Key things you need to know about leading a healthy lifestyle are:
Eat a healthy diet that includes fruits, vegetables and whole grain products
Control portion sizes and never "supersize"
Get active for at least 60 minutes, five times a week for ages 6-18
Avoid tobacco and illegal drugs all together
Good nutrition leads to great academic performance. Well-nourished students have higher test scores, increased school attendance, improved concentration, and improved classroom behavior. Students, who are physically fit, sleep better and are better able to handle the physical and emotional challenges that they encounter during the day.