2018, Vol. 3, Issue 2
An introduction to health education: Its relevance into school curricula of upper primary classes
Author(s): Vishal Gupta
This article is for those who have an interest in what happens in our schools. It is an attempt to attract those, who create policy and implement them that flow from good policy, such as politicians, government departments, non-government organisations (NGOs), regional educational authorities, school board/council members, school directors, principals, head teachers, advisors, nurses, social workers and school health coordinators. Health education in a school setting could be defined as an activity undertaken to improve or protect the health of all school students. It is a broader concept than health promotion and it includes provision and activities relating to: healthy school policies, the school’s physical and social environment, the curriculum, community links and health services. The purpose of this article is to explain how and why the education of health in schools is important; how good school management and leadership is the key and how promoting health in schools is based on scientific evidence and quality practices from all over the world.
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Vishal Gupta. An introduction to health education: Its relevance into school curricula of upper primary classes. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2018; 3(2): 96-99.