The active involvement of parents and community is essential to the health promoting school. This tool gives examples of how to involve different target groups.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This model shows how a broad perspective on physical activity allows for reflection and discussion with children about different perspectives concerning physical activities in many areas of everyday life.
An overview of the brainstorming process with the example of the subject: food and nutrition.
This model shows how a more complex approach to food and nutrition can be used to increase children's participation.
This tool shows how different ways of defining health gives different possibilities for health a promotion policy and for healthy promotion activities for children. The tool is illustrated with children's examples.
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.
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.
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 empowerment evaluation methode can be used with children or adults and has two aims: (1) To evaluate health promoting activities and projects and through this create more generalized knowledge about practice; (2) To increase empowerment among the participants as a part of the process.
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.
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 helps pupils, with the help of the teacher, to investigate their ideas, want they want to do and how.
The Ladder of Participation contains eight steps, each step representing increasing degrees of pupil participation and different forms of cooperation with adults. The tool can be used to plan Children's participation in an activity or project. See the good practice example.
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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