This tool points out the importance of integrating health education in the curriculum of the school and gives examples of active methods of teaching methods in health education, e.g. the IVAC approach.

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What is health?

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This tool points out activities on discussing "What is health?", e.g. a quiz. It also outlines the key differences in definitions of health.

2017-08-18

Deciding on values

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This tools shows a concrete activity concerning how to decide on values for your school.

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A tool to help you reflect how you understand the whole school community and how it effects your work.

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A tool to help you reflect the following: To what extent are pupils and parents involved in the planning and implementation of health activity in your school?

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The School action planner is designed to assist you in the process of becoming a health promotion school, for example to describe your aims and actions and determine who will be responsible for what. In doing this, it helps you make the process go better, organise your communication and help you move forward effectively in your plan. It shows five phases of becoming and remaining a health promoting school.

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This reflection model describes five steps in a self-evaluation process. It's a dynamic model that allows participants to learn from their experience and accordingly adjust plans and activities as they go along.

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In cross-cultural collaboration, children are encouraged to think both locally and globally. This tool gives examples of how schools in different countries can use one another in different stages of a health project. And it gives tips and advices to ensure effective web-based communication between pupils.

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This tool points out potential partners from the community and it explains benefits and outcomes for schools and community from collaboration.

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This list points out some of the essential priciples to ensure meaningful participation. It's a starting point to promote thoughtful consideration, discussion and development of conditions. A good practice example is enclosed as inspiration.

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This list gives tips and advice about how to involve children in health promotion, how to increase dialogue and ensure results, how to use a variety of expression methods to let all children benefit.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The questions in this self-evaluation tool are to be answered by staff at pre-schools. Some of the questions need to be revised if the tool is used in other settings. The tool encompasses the following topics: (1) Policy, strategy and management; (2) Action planning; (3) Implementation; (4) Evaluation and communication.

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This tool can be used by adults in the process of making policies or strategies or planning an intervention. It's ment to be an eye-opener for discussions about the communal health strategy.

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An action-oriented policy tool that provides a framework for the evaluation of policy actions at each of the key stages of the policy cycle. It includes a set of principles, procedures and mechanisms that can be applied to 1) Public health policies that comprise of a complex mix of actions, 2) Specific health policy actions (e.g. nutrition programmes in schools),  3) Non-health policies that have a potential to impact on the social determinants of health inequalities (e.g. education, employment, and agriculture sectors). It presents a conceptual model to set the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and their related actions.

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Instructions for a practical exercise that stimulates reflection and discussion on the different concepts of health. Relates to Bjarne Bruun Jensens 4 components model "The concept of Health".

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