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Creating healthy habits to close the education gap

Creating healthy habits to close the education gap

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Regarding the editorial "Academic health" (Sept. 11):

I just wanted to express my approval and appreciation of all the work that For the Sake of All is doing to close the education gap. By creating a healthy environment for children, they may have better health outcomes and a longer life expectancy.

I'm glad that Washington University and other partners such as St. Louis University are taking the initiative to boost academic outcomes by making school not just about learning arithmetic or reading, but expanding outside education and into the personal lives of children by creating healthy habits at a young age. I feel that establishing healthy behaviors early is easier and more likely to become a habit rather than altering behaviors of adults.

I hope this initiative continues to grow nationwide, thus closing the education gap and creating healthier lives for all Americans.

Cassie Tobin  •  St. Louis County

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