Healthy students are employable students. Studies show that people who eat a balanced diet, engage in regular physical activity, and maintain a healthy body weight make more money than those who do not.1 People who eat right and exercise regularly are also less likely than their counterparts to miss work for an extended amount of time due to illness.2
1 Sarlio-Lahteenkorva, S., Silventoinen, K., & Lahelma, E. (2004). Relative weight and income at different levels of socioeconomic status.
American Journal of Public Health. 94(3), 468-472.
2 Van Duijvenbode, D.C., Hoozemans, M.J., van Poppel, M.N., & Proper, K.I. (2009). The relationship between overweight and obesity, and sick leave: a systematic review.
International Journal of Obesity. 33(8), 807-816.