Author: William L. Bainbridge Source: Columbus Dispatch A panel headed by former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher recently released the report, "The Learning Connection: The Value of Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity in our Schools." Panel members examined root causes of childhood obesity and determined there is a "strong link between nutrition, physical activity and academic success." According to the report, "improving children's health likely improves school performance. It may even help (financially) on the schools' bottom line."