Friday, 18 August 2017 11:51

HEPS School Level Indicators

These School Level Indicators give an overview of aspects that need to be considered in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating a whole school policy on healthy eating and physicaln activity. They are designed to help schools when writing and fine tuning the components of their policy. They can help in monitoring and evaluating the policy's implementation.

These Guidelines are made for policymakers (i.e. heads of department or senior officials within ministries) and are designed to inform the provision of quality physical education across the full age range from early years through secondary education. They provide a framework to support the development of several dimensions of human capital in a unique, comprehensive way. Some of the case studies in the guidelines are chosen by HEPCOM as examples. Read the guidelines for more examples.

Friday, 18 August 2017 11:47

SHE rapid assesment tool

To assess your school’s current policies and practices related to health promotion to determine your school community’s needs and priorities you can use the SHE rapid assessment tool. The tool consists of a series of questions related to the whole-school approach. Answering the questions can help you identify what your school already does well, what areas need improvement and what you want to focus on in your health promoting school.

Friday, 18 August 2017 11:44

SHE Online School Manual

The SHE online school manual is intended for school management, teachers and other school staff who are involved in the development of health promoting schools in the primary and secondary school setting. The manual is a step-by-step guide on how to become a health promoting school, presented in five, consecutive phases. For each phase, key concepts and actions are described to help you complete the necessary actions in that phase.

These guidelines set out ways in which infrastructures for leisure-time physical activity can be assessed and improved across five key areas: policymaking, planning, building, financing, and management. They present a set of criteria for good practice and are illustrated by a number of case studies. The criteria aim to improve opportunities for achieving the principles of equity, inter-sectoral collaboration and participation.

This is an inventory tool for schools and it presents a set of quality criteria for school programmes on healthy eating and physical activity. This tool gives guidance on how to develop a structured inventory of existing school based interventions on healthy eating and physical activity at national or regional level and can be used as evaluation as well.

This manual helps schools to introduce and implement a school programme promoting healthy eating and physical activity, including a rapid assessment tool.It introduces the concept of school policy on healthy eating and physical activity and provides suggestions and guidelines for its development.

This advocacy guide aims to influence the direction of policy regarding the promotion of healthy eating  and  physical  activity  through  the  health  promoting  school  approach. It offers information with regards to the ‘why', 'how', 'with whom' and 'when' steps to successfully support the implementation of the HEPS Guidelines.

These guidelines on promoting healthy eating and physical activity in schools are intended for the SHE network coordinators  and  national  policy  makers  in  EU  membernations. They can also be use by school directors and professionals to create more and better opportunities for children and young people - as a basis  that allows to go further in developing and implementing more specific guidelines. These Guidelines and the HEPS Advocacy Guide are designed to compliment each other.

Friday, 18 August 2017 11:23

Self Assessment Guide - Municipal Level

The questions in this self-evaluation tool are to be answered by staff at municipality level. It encompasses the following topics: (1) Policy, strategy and management; (2) Action planning; (3) Implementation; (4) Evaluation and communication. It contains questions related to the internal affairs of the local authority as well as questions related to external stakeholders.


HEPCOM project: preventing overweight and obesity among children and young people. The HEPCOM project aims to increase the number and quality of local community and school interventions for promoting healthy eating and physical activity among children and young people throughout Europe.

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