ERIC Number: EJ725334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct-1
Obesity and Student Performance at School
Taras, Howard; Potts-Datema, William
Journal of School Health, v75 n8 p291 Oct 2005
To review the state of research on the association between obesity among school-aged children and academic outcomes, the authors reviewed published studies investigating obesity, school performance, and rates of student absenteeism. A table with brief descriptions of each study's research methodology and outcomes is included. Research demonstrates that overweight and obesity are associated with poorer levels of academic achievement. Data on the association of child overweight or obesity with levels of attendance are too sparse to draw conclusions.
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Obesity, Academic Achievement, Children, Attendance, Child Health, Correlation
Journal Customer Services, Blackwell Publishing, 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148. Tel: 781-388-8200; Tel: 800-835-6770 (Toll Free); Fax: 781-388-8210; e-mail: email@example.com.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A