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School and Family Partnerships Promote School Wellness

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Schools play an important role in the promotion and maintenance of their students’ health. Healthy students are better learners. But schools can’t do it alone. Parents are the other crucial half of the equation to provide the healthy start that kids need to thrive in the classroom and in life. Research clearly shows that good nutrition and plenty of physical activity are vital to children’s academic success. That’s why it’s so important for schools to engage parents in school health and wellness efforts and provide parents with the knowledge, skills, and support they’ll need to maintain their children on the path of health, wellness, and academic success.
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Michelle F. Brill
Melissa Lichtman
Corey Wu-Jung
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension
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school wellness, family, community, farm-to-school