Healthy livingIs you school interested in promoting healthy lifestyles?
Physical well-being, emotional and social factors all add up to provide a healthy and conducive environment in which to live.
To be healthy you need a family, home, school, some friends, somewhere to play, a future, access to treatment and support services.
However, in a recent national survey of 11 to 15 year olds, over half do not meet the recommended level of physical activity and one in three pupils have been bullied at least once in the past couple of months.
On average children and young people spend 15,000 hours at school having a large impact on their healthy living.
"A Healthy School promotes the health and well-being of its pupils and staff through a well-planned curriculum in an environment that promotes learning and healthy lifestyle choices."
Promotion of emotional health and well-being helps young people to understand and express their feelings, build their confidence and emotional resilience whilst aiding their capacity to learn.
Eating healthily and being active also links in with this. Many schools in Derbyshire are in the Food For Life Program (opens in a new window) encouraging healthy eating and an awareness of local, seasonal and organic produce. Schools can become part of a growing network across England committed to transforming food culture.