Healthy students learn better. They attend school more regularly, feel better about themselves, and get along better with others. The Northwestern Health Unit offers a variety of school health programming for both students and teachers.
The following services are provided by the health unit in schools. For the 2020/21 school year, essential services such as immunizations, oral health and school nutrition programs, will be offered but may be modified. Due to COVID-19, some programs will not be available in the 2020/21 school year.
Cannabis Legalization Information
It is never too early to start talking about cannabis with young people. Learn some ways to start the conversation and where to find curriculum support.
Comprehensive School Health
Learn how students, parents and school staff can work together to make their school a healthier place to learn, work and play.
Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping
The use of electronic cigarettes and vaping by students is a fast-growing trend. Learn more about vaping, including the consequences, the law and how the NWHU can support prevention efforts.
Learn more about how immunizations not only improve the health of each student, but also the overall health of the school population.
Parent Engagement in Healthy Schools
Parent engagement in healthy schools is connected to better outcomes for students, and healthy children are better prepared to learn. Learn how parents can be involved and ways to engage others.
You're the Chef
YTC is a cooking program that focuses on increasing vegetable and fruit intake and encourages lifelong healthy eating habits in young people. Learn more about how the You're the Chef program and how to starting running the program in your school or community.
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