The University of Colorado in Denver is reporting a surprising result to many. This upshot is not so astonishing to home educators who have great control over nutritional food value and activities. Many of those families hit the trails and the great outdoors for exploration.
Home Schooled Children Leaner Than Traditionally Schooled Kids
Study results surprise researchers By Erika Matich
The study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) in collaboration with researchers at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, claim that home schooled kids are leaner than traditionally schooled kids. The study focused on 7-12-year olds. The researchers collected information on their diet and also monitored their physical activity and measured their body fat.
“Based on previous research, we went into this study thinking home-schooled children would be heavier and less active than kids attending traditional schools,” Michelle Cardel, PhD, RD, the study’s lead author, said in a press statement. “We found the opposite.”