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School Health

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: 

Dental health screening and prevention
Learn about the preventive dental services provided to students in schools.

Contagious Illness in Schools
Learn more about how the health unit works with schools and how an outbreak would be managed.
Immunization Services
Learn more about how immunizations not only improve the health of each student, but also the overall health of the school population.
Sexual and reproductive health services
Learn about the sexual health services provided at high schools in the area.
Physical activity programs
Learn about they programs to help children get active at school
Learn about the benefits of meal and snack programs, and the Student Nutrition Program.
 
Food and tobacco-related inspections
Learn about the inspections done by public health inspectors and tobacco enforcement officers.
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.

Northern Fruit and Vegetable Program (NFVP)
The NFVP is a unique school-based program in Ontario that supplies 2 servings of fresh produce each week to elementary students, with an emphasis on Ontario-grown produce.
Surveys and data collection
Learn what information the health unit collects from school-aged children through school surveys.

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