DETROIT, Mich. (WOTV) Educators from across the state came to Ford Field in Detroit for the 2014 Michigan Learning Connection Summit. The summit explored how current science links physical activity, nutrition, and breakfast to enhance children’s health and readiness to learn.
Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher was among the speakers. He says science has recently discovered a connection between physical activity and learning. He says children who are physically active and engaged in healthy nutrition, including eating breakfast, do better on standardized tests, are more disciplined in the classroom, and less likely to be absent from school. He says parents have the opportunity and the responsibility to engage in physical activity with their children and make sure they get good nutrition.