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Basch's Health Research Cited in Huffington Post Piece

Published: 9/14/2011


Chuck Basch

Charles Basch, Richard March Hoe Professor of Health Education

A piece in The Huffington Post by physician and best-selling author Mark Hyman cites "landmark" work by TC health education faculty member Charles Basch in documenting "the self-evident premise that kids' brains don't work if they don't eat well and don't move their bodies. Basch's 2009 paper, Healthier Students are Better Learners: A Missing Link in Schools Reforms to Close the Achievement Gap, brings together a wealth of information about a group of health issues that disproportionately affect the academic performance of students from poor and minority backgrounds.

Link: Back to School: How to Raise Healthier, Smarter, Fitter Children