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“Car Children” Learn Less in School

Davis Enterprise – January 25, 2013
By Sanne Fettinger

“Car Children” Learn Less in School If you drive your child to school, you decrease your child’s ability to learn the rest of the school day. On the flip side, when children walk or bike to school, instead of being driven in a car, they concentrate much better and the effects last for a while. This is one of the main conclusions of a study (http://www.foodoflife.dk/opus.aspx: in Danish) of 19,527 school children ages 5 to 19 just published by Niels Egelund, a professor at Aarhus University in Denmark. The results were made public recently by the research center OPUS, at the University of Copenhagen. The study…
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