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  1. Preschool health and nutrition guidance for program managers

    The early years of life constitute a critical period during which foundational skills become established. Children learn and develop in predictable sequences, with later abilities, skills, and knowledge building on those already acquired. Offering quality care and development allows young children to develop initial linguistic, cognitive, social-emotional and motor skills. Furthermore. investments in the early years of life produce higher returns, particularly among children at risk, because these programs are more effective and less expensive than remediation programs later in life. …

  2. Water, sanitation and hygiene standards for schools in low-cost settings

    Adequate provision of water supply, sanitation, hygiene and waste management in schools has a number of positive effects and contributes to a reduced burden of disease among children, staff and their families. Such interventions also provide opportunities for greater gender equity in access to education, and create educational opportunities to promote safe environments at home and in communities. This document provides guidance on water, sanitation and hygiene required in schools. …

  3. Teachers’ handbook for inclusive school health and nutrition

    This manual is intended as a teacher’s handbook for understanding and delivering integrated school health and nutrition (SHN) interventions. The manual provides materials for classroom-oriented activities aimed at teaching children how to lead healthy lives. It is divided into two parts, the first part introduces SHN to the reader and proffers suggestions of how create an equitable school environment. In the second part, SHN interventions on specific topics (deworming and vision screening) are included as individual modules with guidelines on implementation in schools. …

  4. School health for all: an operational manual for integrating inclusive school health and nutrition

    This manual provides practical principles and activities for planning and implementing vision screening and deworming in the education sector in Cambodia, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Senegal, based on the School Health Integrated Program (SHIP). The manual is divided into four different sections aimed at different audiences: Part 1: For Global Partnership for Education partners, including donors, country partners, civil society organizations, private organizations, and foundations. Part 2: For Ministry of Education staff who work with school health and nutrition programs. …

  5. School policy framework: implementation of the global strategy on diet, physical activity and health

    In paragraph 49 of the Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health (DPAS) the following recommendation is made to Member States: “School policies and programmes should support the adoption of healthy diets and physical activity.” To assist Member States in DPAS implementation at the country level, WHO produced the document "School Policy Framework: Implementation of the Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health". …

  6. Promouvoir la santé à l’école : des preuves à l’action

    Le but de ce document est d'expliquer comment et pourquoi la promotion de la santé en milieu scolaire est importante ; de montrer à quel point une politique d’établissement cohérente et une bonne direction et un bon encadrement sont essentiels ; et de rappeler que la promotion de la santé en milieu scolaire se fonde sur des données scientifiques validées et des pratiques de qualité identifiées dans le monde entier. …

  7. A practical guide to developing and implementing school policy on diet and physical activity

    The guide builds on the World Health Organization (WHO) School Policy Framework on Diet and Physical Activity. It is a practical instrument that facilitates the adoption, adaptation and operationalization of the Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health (DPAS) School Policy Framework. It focuses on governmental action to improve dietary practice and increase physical activity in the school setting at national and subnational levels through action on environment, behaviour and education. …

  8. Eating and learning togther: recommendations for school meals

    School meals are the highlight of the school day, and support learning, school satisfaction, food competence and development of food sense. The lunchbreak gives the daily work schedule a natural structure and provides pupils as well as school staff an opportunity for refreshment. School catering implemented in compliance with recommendations provides balanced and healthy food that is attractive in appearance, companionship, socialising and well-being. It supports the coping and growth of children and young people, and healthy weight development. …

  9. Health Promoting Schools: A monitoring tool

    This booklet contains a series of tables to help you assess your school’s policies and programmes in its journey towards becoming a health promoting school. Feel free to use this tool to identify gaps and to track your actions. It is recommended that progress be reviewed every six months.

  10. Health Promoting Schools : A framework for action

    The Health Promoting Schools Framework for Action provides an evidence framework to assist the growth and development of the concept of health promoting schools in the Region. Its purpose is to provide guidance on key principles of health promoting schools and outlines some simple tools that can help stakeholders assess, review and prioritize practical actions that can lead to effective strategies for establishing health promoting schools. …

  11. Local action: creating health promoting schools

    Local action is primarily for school administrators, teachers and community leaders. It offers school leaders the organising ideas and activities to identify health issues in their school and community and take steps, through the school, to improve health and learning. Local action also provides guidance and tools for generating ideas and developing action plans.

  12. School feeding : manual for SABER-SF exercise

    SABER–School Feeding (SABER-SF) is a useful approach to assessing the school feeding policy situation and systems in any country to identify the gaps and plan appropriate capacity development plans and/or road maps with the government and other stakeholders. It helps countries strengthen their national school feeding programs and/or transition to national school feeding programs with solid policies and systems when applicable, and assess progress of implementing each indicator. …

  13. Nutrition standards for school meals

    The School Meals (Local Projects) Scheme is an administrative scheme, operated directly by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. The Scheme provides funding to primary and post-primary schools, local groups, voluntary organisations and community-based not-for-profit preschools operating their own school meals projects. […]. These Standards aim to ensure that children and young people in schools participating in the scheme are provided with healthy balanced meals that follow the Healthy Eating Guidelines. …

  14. Action locale : créer des écoles-santé

    L’action locale est le premier document de la série Informations sur la santé à l’école destiné directement au niveau local ; il s’agit d’un guide pratique destiné à être utilisé sur le terrain, c’est-à-dire là où le changement est le plus important. Le changement dépend en dernier ressort de l’engagement de personnes qui travaillent directement dans les écoles et les communautés. …

  15. Hygiène et santé dans les écoles primaires

    La brochure est destinée aux différents professionnels qui participent à la vie de l'école. Elle précise toutes les informations nécessaires pour faciliter la mise en œuvre des mesures d'hygiène, indispensables aussi bien dans le déroulement, au jour le jour, de la vie de l'école que dans certaines situations plus exceptionnelles. Ces mesures quotidiennes sont à préciser dans le règlement intérieur de l'école adopté par le conseil d'école. Leur élaboration et leur application nécessitent une étroite collaboration entre les équipes éducatives, les familles et les personnels

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