Examining attendance, academic performance, and behavior in obese adolescents.

  title={Examining attendance, academic performance, and behavior in obese adolescents.},
  author={Dianne Yow Daniels},
  journal={The Journal of school nursing : the official publication of the National Association of School Nurses},
  volume={24 6},
Although academics and safety continue to rank as high-priority issues in public schools, educators and administrators are beginning to recognize the importance of student health on school success. This move toward a holistic approach suggests that efforts to improve a student's physical, social, and emotional well-being are as important as efforts to increase test scores. Adolescent obesity is epidemic, and it is a complex integration of social, psychological, and physical factors that… CONTINUE READING

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