Childhood overweight and obesity rates in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are among the highest globally, where nearly four million children under 5 have overweight. The school environment is one of the places where children learn health, nutrition, and physical activity habits.
A general consensus exists among Member States that gaining academic knowledge on its own is not enough for young people to play a role as active citizens and face the socioeconomic realities in their lives, in order to avoid inequity, poverty, discrimination, marginalisation and exclusion.
These global standards will support early child education and care providers in providing healthy foods and beverages and ensuring young children are sufficiently physically active, avoid excess sedentary time and get enough sleep whilst attending childcare and education facilities.
This comprehensive policy intends to ensure that school safety and security are at the top of the agenda for government at all levels.
The Minimum Standards for Safe Schools document targets the basic and senior secondary education levels operating as either private or public schools as well as the non-formal sector in Nigeria.
To build back better from the ongoing pandemic, health and education ministers of countries in WHO South-East Asia Region, and heads of UN agencies committed to health promoting schools for healthier generations and societies, and for schools to remain operational during public health emergencies
In Cambodia, WFP is working closely together with the Government to build a platform, centred around schools, to improve nutrition and educational outcomes and build smallholder farmer’s livelihoods.
Adolescent girls face a range of challenges that may compromise their chances of completing school or their sexual and reproductive health.
Typically, schools implement health promotion programs that focus on a single behavioral domain. Multiple related health topics may be addressed using separate interventions, potentially producing overlap in program content.
This paper provides new evidence that preventive health care services delivered at schools and provided at a relatively low cost have positive and lasting impacts.