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Does an unbalanced diet and its link to childhood obesity affect learning?

Dr. Allen discusses how an unbalanced diet and childhood obesity can affect learning. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Eating an unbalanced diet and the link that has to childhood obesity has a negative effect on learning, according to Premier HealthNet (PHN) physicians.

Poor diet and childhood obesity can make it difficult for children to remember information and to process what they’ve learned, according to PHN physicians.

Students living with childhood obesity also suffer from chances of other issues, such as bullying and social discrimination, according to LetsMove.govOff Site Icon, a website dedicated to the campaign that strives to raise a healthier generation of children.

These social aspects can also affect a child’s concentration and interest in school, making learning more of a challenge, according to PHN physicians and

For more information about how diet an obesity affect learning, talk with your doctor.

Learn more:

Source: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Christopher Aviles, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Michael Chunn, MD, Michael A. Chunn, MD Family Practice; Christopher Lauricella D.O, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Paul Weber, MD, The Pediatric Group; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Barrow, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Aleda Johnson, MD, Liberty Family Medicine; Lisa Wright, MSN, NP-C, Ann DeClue, MD; Mark Casdorph, DO, Upper Valley Outpatient Behavioral Health

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