The Children’s Lifestyle and School-performance Study (CLASS) is a province-wide research project that looks at the relationships between health, nutrition, physical activity, mental health and school performance of children in Nova Scotia. CLASS I was completed in 2003 with over 5000 Grade 5 students and their parents/guardians in 282 schools across the province. Since 2003 there have been many changes in Nova Scotia schools through increased investment in health promotion policies and initiatives. CLASS II will help to understand how these changes have influenced children’s health and school performance by collecting similar information from Grade 5 students in 2011.
Visit www.nsclass.ca for more information.