By Holly Fletcher
The health and well-being of Tennessee’s children is getting in the way of learning — a problem that foreshadows deeper economic and health struggles in the future, according to multiple experts who met in Nashville Monday.
Fusing health education and literacy into schools will be central to improving both the physical and educational well-being of Tennessee’s students, according to conversations between a wide array of health and education experts at what Dr. Richard Besser, CEO of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, called a “landmark” summit in Nashville.
The issues “are bigger than parties or politics,” said Jill Biden, former Second Lady of the U.S. and a community college professor, speaking at “Better Health, Better Learning,” a one-day summit hosted by two organizations founded by Dr. Bill Frist.
The presence of both Democrat and Republican leaders reflected bipartisan interest in the issue.
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