Childhood obesity and academic performance

Childhood obesity and academic performance

Child obesity is currently a serious public health concern in the UK. This project aims to explore effective policies to tackle child obesity and to improve academic performance of children by empirically analysing the impact of child obesity on academic performance using a large British administrative dataset. Moreover, although there are some studies that analyse health consequences of obesity, research on its impact on academic performance of children is scarce. By establishing that child obesity also impacts academic performance, we aim to help policy makers to more accurately evaluate the economic costs of child obesity.

HERU researchers involved in this research project:  Yu Aoki

External Collaborators: Arulampalam, W. (University of Warwick)