Increasing Health Literacy Across the Curriculum
           Jenine De Marzo, Ed.D, Adelphi University, NY
A growing number of children and adolescents are facing serious health problems 
exacerbated by lifestyle and societal conditions that can be easily influenced 
by educational efforts and attention. Health educators believe enhancing health 
education early in one’s academic career, supremely affects future opportunities. 
Research supports definitive links between “health behaviors, academic outcomes, 
graduation rates and test scores.” Few would refute that decisions made early on, 
influence health behaviors in the formative years and health outcomes in the mature 
		Academic Exchange Quarterly  Spring 2009: Volume 13, Issue 1  
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