Many research, notably a 2011 study from the University of Melbourne in Australia – find that children who eat well have fewer mental health issues than kids who have poor diets. Also, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state that one-third of all teenagers are overweight and 17 percent are obese. Against this background, the College for Ama-USA youth are educated on the health benefits of healthy diet and engaging in physical activity. They are therefore encouraged to eat nutritional meals, fruits and select healthy snacks as well as make physical activity a part of their everyday lives. By selecting nutritious foods and engaging in some amount of physical activity, it is believed, they are more likely to boost their mental health as well.
The saying that “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” reinvigorated the College for Ama-USA youth to enjoy movie time together with family. They also had some fun before beginning the school year. It is hoped that they will continue to work hard on academics, physical activities and select healthy eating habits.