'Starting young': health, well-being and early years

Mooney, Ann, Warwick, Ian, Statham, June and Boddy, Janet (2007) 'Starting young': health, well-being and early years. Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, 127 (1). pp. 10-11. ISSN 1466-4240

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Schools are seen to have an important role to play in promoting good health.1 The National Healthy Schools Programme (NHSP) in England – launched in 1999 as the National Healthy Schools Standard – is seen by many policy-makers and practitioners as one key means to improve children’s and young people’s health and well-being. Participation of schools in the programme is voluntary, although encouraged. The Choosing Health White Paper stated that half of all schools should reach healthy school status by 2006 with the rest working towards it by 2009. The NHSP is a joint initiative between the Department of Health and the Department for Education and Skills. Primary and secondary schools are awarded healthy school status if they can demonstrate that, through a whole school approach, they are promoting children’s health in four core areas: nutrition/healthy eating; physical activity; emotional health and well-being (including bullying); and personal, social and health education (including sex and relationships education and drug education).

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1101 Child study > LB1139.2 Early childhood education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC0065 Social aspects of education > LC0189 Educational sociology
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Depositing User: Cecilia Kimani
Date Deposited: 11 May 2012 10:28
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 15:38
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/39292
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