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Student Health Survey Results

20 June 2012 No Comment

The results are in. Our survey, which was answered by the parents of students from all the big schools here in Singapore found the following:

  • 85.7% of parents want to learn more about the links between nutrition/exercise and academic performance
  • 84.9% of kids aren’t hitting the suggested daily “2 and 5” of fruit and vegetables
  • 90.2% of you acknowledge that a heavy backpack has a medium-large impact on a child’s spine
  • 80.9% of parents rightly believe that substituting study time for exercise would improve your child’s academic performance
  • Over 80% of kids are doing a healthy amount of exercise, getting a good nights sleep, and watching less than 2 hours of TV a day.

In short, the health of the average child here is pretty good.¬†We are going to be using these results to finalise a booklet we are writing which summarises the latest scientific breakthroughs relating to how diet, posture and exercise affect students’ health, happiness and academic performance. If you are interested in learning more about this or having us contact your school or other group to talk on this topic email us:


vanessa@thetravellingdietitian.com Vanessa McNamara (The Travelling Dietitian)

saschwarz@speedsportsandconditioning.com Stacey Schwarz (The Speed Institute)

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