Making Children Fit for School: transforming schools into healthy places

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The Fit for School (F4S) approach uses the school setting to support the institutionalization of health-promoting behaviour of children. This includes washing hands with soap, brushing teeth with fluoride toothpaste, daily cleaning of sanitary facilities, etc. The measures in schools include a clear set of rules for routine group activities, simple infrastructural measures such as group washing facilities and accompanying measures such as public cleaning plans. The Regional F4S programme combines behavioural approaches in schools with other instruments of international cooperation. This includes policy and organizational consulting for political support, the development of training material, and facilitation of close cooperation with various scaling-up partners. Simple structural measures in schools complement the interaction. A monitoring system enables the accreditation of schools that meet certain standards and thus sets incentive/recognition structures in the education sector

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