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.


Deciding on values

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


An integral part of developing a health-promoting school is creating a health policy that underpins the work. This tool shows some essential steps regarding that. See also the good practice example.


This tool shows which factors promote and inhibit networks and partnerships.


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.


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.


Body movement

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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.


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.


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.


This document gives examples of important reflections concerning: Choosing the team members, building the team and creating a collaborative community process.


This tool helps pupils, with the help of the teacher, to investigate their ideas, want they want to do and how.


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.


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.


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