According to WHO Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health. Healthy promotion at a young age in school results in sustainable wellness behaviour in adulthood. It not only improves individual wellness but is also beneficial for society and the nation. Here are some surefire ways of health promotion in schools.
Importance of health promotion in schools:
According to UNICEF, 38.4% of children in India suffer from malnutrition and 42.5% of children have poor learning outcomes.
Did you know, India has the largest adolescent population (10 to 19 years) in the world – 253 million on the negative side, 54% of adolescent girls have anaemia compared to 30% of boys.
Many children in India have health problems related to abnormal BMI, vision, dental, ENT, and hygiene issues.
Therefore, making every school health-promoting school in India is crucial.
Surefire ways of Health promotion in schools for promising benefits:
Identifying these nuances at the earliest can prevent harmful consequences. Teachers can guide the student to solve a conflict. Schools can arrange stress-buster activities such as sports and extracurricular activities. Schools should focus to prevent negative practices such as bullying etc.
Schools should collaborate with parents to understand individual student needs. Teamwork can augment the physical and mental well-being of students.
To conclude schools and colleges faced a major challenge to maintain the well-being of students on physical, mental, and social levels post-pandemic. Physical and mental illness manifests in many forms in the academics of children; therefore, educators should focus on comprehensive health promotion in every school.