Obesity can have serious ramifications on a child's cognitive development. The below infographics feature evidence on how physical activity and fitness may help school-aged children maximise their academic performance and provides an overview of the effects of physical activity on the developing brain. Findings presented in the infographics are from the Active Education Brief released by Active Living Research, an organisation promoting activity-friendly communities.

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For more information regarding active travel visit council's Healthy Active School Travel (HAST) Program and for more information on the School Safe Parking Program contact Ipswich City Council via email schoolsafe@ipswich.qld.gov.au or call Graham Schultz on (07) 3810 7680.