This study supports the link between daily physical activity, diet, and academic achievement in a sample of adolescents. This relationship is independent of sex, age, BMI percentile, and race/ethnicity. Additionally, meeting criteria on multiple health behaviors seem to have a relationship with better academic achievement compared to meeting zero to few health behavior criteria. The results of this study can be used to support and inform school and community-based interventions with aims to employ multicomponent health behavior modification to improve academic achievement in adolescents.
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