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  1. Guatemalan school food environment: impact on schoolchildren's risk of both undernutrition and overweight/obesity

    Guatemala suffers the double burden of malnutrition with high rates of stunting alongside increasing childhood overweight/obesity. This study examines the school food environment (SFE) at low-income Guatemalan elementary schools and discusses its potential impact on undernutrition and overweight/obesity. From July through October 2013, direct observations, in-depth interviews with school principals (n = 4) and food kiosk vendors (n = 4, 2 interviews each) and also focus groups (FGs) with children (n = 48, 8 FGs) were conducted. …

  2. Schools for Health in Ireland: co-ordinator’s handbook for developing a health promoting school. Primary

    This co-ordinator’s handbook has been developed to assist schools with the implementation of the framework for developing a health promoting school at primary level.

  3. Schools for Health in Ireland: framework for developing a health promoting school. Primary

    This framework has been developed by an inter-departmental group to support and guide those interested and involved in what can be done to promote health in primary schools. It provides a brief outline of the ideas behind the Health Promoting School (HPS). In addition, it explains how and why the promotion of health and well-being in schools is important. Health promotion in schools can be defined as any activity undertaken to improve and/or protect the health of all school users. It is, therefore, a broader concept than health education. …

  4. Life skills curriculum for primary school teachers in Uganda

    Life skills have been defined by the World Health Organization as abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. Every education system, thus, has a duty to support the development of life skills among its clients in order to enable them function effectively in society. A study conducted to establish the extent to which teachers in primary schools were able to support learners in the development of Life skills revealed that many of them lacked the necessary competence to do so. …

  5. Towards a model for research on the effects of school organizational health factors on primary school performance in Trinidad and Tobago

    This article presents a model for research on the effects of school organizational heath factors on primary school academic achievement in Trinidad and Tobago. The model can be applicable for evaluating schools in other developing countries. As proposed, the model hypothesizes relationships between external factors (exogenous variables), school-level factors (endogenous variables), and school outcomes (student achievement and positive school climate). The endogenous variables are sub-scales of school organizational health. …

  6. Education: shared interests in well-being and development

    The Social Determinants of Health Sectoral Briefing Series aims to encourage more systematic dialogue and problem solving, and more collaboration with other areas of government, by providing information on other sectors' agendas and policy approaches, and their health impacts, and by illustrating areas for potential collaboration. Examples of intersectoral action for health - current and historical - reveal that health practitioners are frequently perceived as ignoring other sectors' goals and challenges. This creates barriers to intersectoral work, limiting its sustainability and expansion. …

  7. Child-Friendly Schools Manual

    In the course of UNICEF's work during the past decade, the child-friendly school (CFS) model has emerged as the organization's signature means to advocate for and promote quality education for every girl and boy. The model can be viewed as a package solution and a holistic instrument for pulling together a comprehensive range of interventions in quality education. …

  8. Prototype action-oriented school health curriculum for primary schools: teacher's resource book. Teacher's guide

    A prototype action-oriented school health education project has produced a prototype curriculum with a teacher's guide, a teacher's resource book, and a set of national guidelines for the implementation of school health. This volume is one of the seven resource books designed to assist teachers in school health. It advocates a shift in emphasis on instruction to one focused on providing pupils with learning opportunities and experiences, e.g., making the educational process action-oriented. …

  9. Prototype action-oriented school health curriculum for primary schools: National guidelines

    This volume is one of the seven resource books designed to assist teachers in school health. It advocates a shift in emphasis on instruction to one focused on providing pupils with learning opportunities and experiences, e.g., making the educational process action-oriented. This volume contains a set of national guidelines for school health. It also serves to capacitate teachers on the use of the guides and resource books.

  10. Prototype action-oriented school health curriculum for primary schools: teacher's resource book. Unit 18-22

    This volume is one of the seven resource books designed to assist teachers in school health. It advocates a shift in emphasis on instruction to one focused on providing pupils with learning opportunities and experiences, e.g., making the educational process action-oriented. This volume contains general information on some diseases and covers: Unit 18: diarrhoea; Unit 19: skin infection and infected wounds; Unit 20: worms and parasites; Unit 21: common respiratory infections; and Unit 22: other infections and illnesses such as HIV/AIDS.

  11. Prototype action-oriented school health curriculum for primary schools: teacher's resource book. Units 13-17

    This volume is one of the seven resource books designed to assist teachers in school health. It advocates a shift in emphasis on instruction to one focused on providing pupils with learning opportunities and experiences, e.g., making the educational process action-oriented. This volume deals with general information on health and contains: Unit 13: first aid; Unit 14: how diseases spread; Unit 15: needs and facilities in the community; Unit 16: caring of sick children; and Unit 17: immunization.

  12. Prototype action-oriented school health curriculum for primary schools: teacher's resource book. Units 10-12

    This volume is one of the seven resource books designed to assist teachers in school health. It advocates a shift in emphasis on instruction to one focused on providing pupils with learning opportunities and experiences, e.g., making the educational process action-oriented. This volume which focuses on public health contains: Unit 10: public hygiene; Unit 11: water and health; and Unit 12: living environment.

  13. Prototype action-oriented school health curriculum for primary schools: teacher's resource book. Unit 7-9

    This volume is one of the seven resource books designed to assist teachers in school health. It advocates a shift in emphasis on instruction to one focused on providing pupils with learning opportunities and experiences, e.g., making the educational process action-oriented. This volume covers Unit 7: social and mental health; Unit 8: safety; and Unit 9: lifestyle, medicines and their use

  14. Prototype action-oriented school health curriculum for primary schools: teacher's resource book. Unit 6

    This volume is one of the seven resource books designed to assist teachers in school health. It advocates a shift in emphasis on instruction to one focused on providing pupils with learning opportunities and experiences, e.g., making the educational process action-oriented. This particular volume deals with fo

  15. Prototype action-oriented school health curriculum for primary schools: teacher's resource book. Units 1-5

    This volume is one of the seven resource books designed to assist teachers in school health. It advocates a shift in emphasis on instruction to one focused on providing pupils with learning opportunities and experiences, e.g., making the educational process action-oriented. This resource book contains Units 1-5: Unit 1. responsibility and health; Unit 2. human body; Unit 3. hygiene; Unit 4. oral health; and Unit 5. care of eyes, ears, nose, skin, hair and feet.

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