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Leading the Way to Improve Child Health
In an opening letter, Jean H. Ragalie, RD and President of National Council, addresses NDC’s commitment to advancing the health and wellness of our nation’s children. By working in partnership with leaders in health, education, government and business, NDC can help them achieve a healthier future. Ragalie highlights key events NDC has been involved in to pursue these efforts, including the launch of Let’s Move! Active Schools, release of the Wellness Impact Report and participation in food insecurity, hunger and sustainability events.
Healthy Students are Better Students
The Wellness Impact Report, released by NDC, GENYOUth, American College of Sports Medicine and American School Health Association, shows that regular access to better nutrition and physical activity can positively impact a child's academic success – otherwise known as the learning connection. This article breaks down the report insights and demonstrates how children can truly benefit from the learning connection. Similar articles in the e-newsletter address media coverage and ongoing conversations that stemmed from the report.
Summer Meal Programs: Providing Quality Nutrition Outside School Walls
Through the Future of Food partnership, NDC, Feeding America and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics work to address food insecurity. As summer comes to a close, these organizations highlight the importance of quality nutrition among children and recognize solutions in nourishing the food insecure in our communities through food banks and summer meal programs.