There is substantial evidence which indicates that the health of children and young people is a major factor affecting their capacity to learn. Similarly the level of an individual’s education influences their health. The Government of Vanuatu has a responsibility to ensure that the conditions for schooling are the best they can be. This can be achieved through establishing Health Promoting Schools which are a means of organizing and linking all the crucial components which shape the health of children and young people. The purpose of the Policy is to eliminate the consumption of sweet drinks on school and kindergarten grounds and to develop children’s necessary health skills to allow them to be more responsible for their health and in future to maintain a healthy Vanuatu.
Ministry of Education