Vitamins + Underserved Children = Higher Grades

Teachers and Parents give Vitamin Relief USA™ High Marks for Improving
Children’s Academics, Attendance, Health, Behavior and Even Self Esteem

Murrieta, CA –Teacher Carol Thompson of Tom Elementary in Haworth, OK is just one of many teachers who had good news to report about Vitamin Relief USA™ in this year’s annual survey. She said, “I am a firm believer that the vitamin program has worked to improve student health as well as education. I didn’t realize something as simple as a vitamin program could produce such amazing results.”

Hundreds of parents also praised Vitamin Relief USA™. In fact, one out of every three parents surveyed stated that their children earned higher grades since taking daily multivitamins through Vitamin Relief USA™.

The good news didn’t stop there. Marked improvements in school attendance, behavior, energy, appetites, and self-image of the more than 1,350 children were also reported. 59% of parents said their children were eating better, while 48% reported their children were feeling better and were more active. School administrators were pleased that 42% of parents and 36% of teachers stated that children were sick less often, which resulted in higher school attendance.

“Though this is only an observational survey, the results are quite impressive. We are particularly pleased that the positive responses by parents, teachers and staff to this year’s survey are even greater than last year’s positive responses. In addition, we look forward to presenting next year the conclusive results of The Better Student Research Initiative™ which will substantiate the impact daily vitamins make on at-risk children and their academic performance,” says Michael Morton, Executive Director of The Healthy Foundation. In December 2002, Congress awarded The Healthy Foundation an earmarked appropriation of $500,000 to conduct a study to measure the impact of vitamin intake on at-risk youth and their school performance.

The Healthy Foundation provides daily vitamins to over 10,000 at-risk children at over 180 sites in 40 states. Its national initiative Vitamin Relief USA™ is a public/private partnership that distributes daily children’s chewable multivitamin/mineral supplements to children at risk for malnutrition and nutrient deficiency.

The Healthy Foundation is a tax-exempt, non-profit foundation committed to improving the health status of children and adults through vitamin supplementation. To support The Healthy Foundation or for further information, please call 877-935-5348 or log onto


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