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Comprehensive School Health

Healthy learners are better learners and we are your partner in school health. Healthy students learn better because they attend school more regularly; feel better about themselves; and get along better with peers, teachers and parents.

 
Healthy school communities:
  • Recognize that health and learning are closely linked.
  • Understand that schools directly influence health and behaviours.
  • Encourage and enable healthy choices for all.
  • Incorporate health into all aspects of the school environment and learning.
  • Involve students, school staff, families, and community partners.
There are many ways a school can make improvements to the school climate – from encouraging active routes to school, to implementing healthy classroom rewards, to providing healthy snacks at school, there are so many options to get on the path to a healthier school. 
 
Celebrate Your Healthy School
Ophea’s Healthy Schools (HS) Certification recognizes and celebrates school communities for promoting and enhancing the health and well-being of students, school staff, and the broader community. The health unit is here to offer support for registered schools.  Registration occurs annually each fall.  Email healthyschools@nwhu.on.ca or visit www.ophea.net for more information.
 
 

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