This is an example of training material for professional practitioners in the field of early childhood education. Topics: Conceptions of health, social inequality in health, the community as a health promoting factor, social heritage and social inequality, mechanisms of social inclusion and exclusion.


This is an example of training material for professional practitioners in the field of early childhood education. Topics: Social inclusion, health, learning and development.


This is an example of training material for professional practitioners in the field of early childhood education. Topics: Overweight, health, communication-strategic competences, a ressourcefocused approach to the child, evaluation as a basis for development.



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Brainstorming can be an effective way of generating lots of ideas on a specific issue and then determining which ideas constitutes the best solution. This document shows the step by step process.


It is particularly useful to hold sessions at an early stage in any community planning initiative and then, again, at periodic intervals, and this tool helps to plan and lead the process of the processes.


An essential part of the health-promoting school is contact and communication between children and local  experts  and  “resource  persons”. This document gives some examples of how to facilitate the contact.


Local Evaluation Kit

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This evaluation toolkit assists local coordinators and other local actors in building portfolios for the local evaluation of a project. The resources are designed to gather data on the perceptions of participants and the outcomes of project activities.


This tool is useful for involving e.g. parents, grandparents, teachers and health professionals. The adults are asked to recall images of significant behaviours, places, activities, actors and situations from one’s own childhood and reflect upon present-day changes in the urban environment, childhood and parental cultures, etc. This can lead to action planning regarding problemsolving of the present city.


The IVAC Approach

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The Investigation-Vision-Action-Change (IVAC) model provides a framework for the development of healthpromoting strategies that ensure that the insight and knowledge that pupils acquire during the project is action-orientated and interdisciplinary and, therefore, conducive to the development of action competence.


The HEPS teacher-training programme is a train-the-trainers programme that can be used to train teachers on promoting healthy eating and physical activity. The Teacher Training Resource contains information and activities to support the introduction of a whole-school approach to healthy eating and physical activity in schools.


A brief intervention given by health professionals in helping clients to consider their lifestyle. The subjects are: Healthy eating, healthy weight, physical activity, stop smoking, drinking alcohol sensibly, mental health, sexual health. The cards are designed to help the approach.


Tips on Listening

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Listening competence is essential in your work with health promotion and heath education. This tool gives you ways to improve your listening. You can also use the ideas in
 a training programme for pupils, facilitators and health ambassadors.

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