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Enhancing Academic Development through School Health Education and Promotion
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Volume 1, 2014
Issue 4 (November)
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Inegbenebor Ute, Department of Health Education, Texila American University, Georgetown, Guyana; Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria.
Considering that children and youths of today are the leaders of tomorrow, their academic development is therefore very important in the future growth and development of the economy. They should therefore the trained in an environment devoid of ill health. Health education and promotion should therefore be part of the curriculum of all schools so that the children can learn to cope with the environment and also develop a healthy lifestyle that will enhance future family health. Impacting a healthy behavioral lifestyle on the student at school not only enhances learning in the school environment, it is also transferred home to parents and future offspring. When teachers and parents work together as partners, they create important opportunities for children to develop social, emotional, and academic competencies. Thus, there is a need for health education and promotion programs in the school. Health Education and Health Promotion should be introduced to students at an early age, since students must be provided with an enabling environment and equipped with knowledge, attitudes, skills, and values.
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