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Health Promoting Schools

What is a Health Promoting School?

Healthier students have better learning outcomes, so it’s important to consider the conditions that affect health. A school is a unique setting that can have a strong influence on the health of students. School settings can influence factors such as healthy food, promoting physical activity, maintaining good mental wellness, and establishing healthy relationships with others.

How is student health supported in a Health Promoting School?

 A Health Promoting School approach is based on the Comprehensive School Health framework. The framework supports improvement in students’ educational outcomes while addressing school health in a planned, integrated and holistic way. The framework consists of four interrelated pillars: school policy, physical & social environments, teaching & learning, and community partnerships & services.

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Health Promoting Schools in Our Region

Our Regional Centre for Education works in partnership with education, health and other sectors to support healthy school communities.

Examples of SSRCE health promoting schools initiatives in our region:

School Breakfast Program

South Shore School Food Project

Nourish Your Roots Farm-to-School Fundraiser

Active Smarter Kids Project 

Fluoride Mouthrinse Program 

School Immunization Clinics

Health Promoting Schools Contact

Sarah Murphy
School Health Promoter
902-521-7363
Sarah.Murphy@nshealth.ca