Proper nutrition and physical activity are key to academic success in our schools.
Dairy foods provide critical nutrients students need to support their learning. We hope to assist you in providing the latest evidence-based research, programs, and information for your cafeteria and school.
May 2, 2018, the Michigan Learning Connection met with leaders from around the State of Michigan to discuss the current science linking physical activity, nutrition, breakfast, and learning to enhance children’s health and readiness to learn. View the PowerPoint slides from the day. Food Insecurity and Learning The Effects of Exercise, Obesity, and Nutrition Learning and the Brain
Additional External Resources
National Dairy Council: School Nutrition
Milk, cheese, and yogurt contribute important nutrients to the school meal programs. In fact, milk is the number one food source of calcium, vitamin D and potassium in children’s diets. Learn more courtesy of the National Dairy Council.
Healthier Child Care Environment Toolkit
The Healthy Child Care Environments Toolkit provides you with resources that can help you accomplish your goals throughout the assessment, action planning, and implementation of nutrition and physical activity initiatives.