2017, Vol. 2, Issue 1
Role of health education in health promotion of school children and adolescents
Author(s): Sunita Rani and Mastram
Health Education is that branch of education which provides knowledge to keep our body healthy and increases possibility of healthy life. Health education teaches about physical, mental, emotional and social health. Schools are considered as temple of learning. Now- a -days health education is necessary in schools for young children and adolescents. In the era of modernization, it is necessary to impart compulsory health education through curriculum and other possible methods in which knowledge about various communicable and non-communicable diseases, modes of transmission, treatment, precautions, prevention, psychological counselling, physical deformities, personal hygiene, First aid, Control over obesity, healthy eating habits should be of prime importance. Injuries and rehabilitation process should be a part of curriculum. To include Health education in school curriculum is not sufficient. Special seminars, workshops, lectures and talks are needed to be organized to fulfil the aim of health education. Government of concerned states should make policy regarding health promotion in schools and allocation of funds. Under the guidelines of government Of India, HRD Ministry recently approached 2.75 lakhs direct consultations regarding health through vedio conferencing all over India to fulfil the aim of “some inputs for draft national education policy-2016” .
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Sunita Rani, Mastram. Role of health education in health promotion of school children and adolescents. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2017;2(1):09-11.