A brainstorming tool to find out how your school is doing to be a health promoting school and what you can do better. What factors are influential in shaping how the health promoting school is taken forward in the daily work?
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.
School health promotion could be defined as any activity undertaken to improve and/or protect the health of the whole school community. This factsheet summs up how to achieve the universal establishment of health promoting schools successfully.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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