Healthy Schools

Promoting Health in Schools and Community

Health promotion is the process of helping people to make healthy, informed lifestyle choices by giving them the tools and knowledge to become better managers of their own health. Through coordinated action with community partners, 糖心Swag embraces a (CSH) framework, a whole-school model that builds capacity to incorporate well-being as an essential aspect of student achievement, to address school health in a planned, integrated and holistic way. 

Community health partners work with schools in supporting health education to contribute to healthy lifestyles that promote overall well-being. Our health education priority focus areas include awareness of food security and healthy eating, active living, inclusive sexual health education, mental health literacy, and fostering attitudes and values that promote respect for diversity.  

The effectiveness of our CSH approach with specific district-wide health initiatives include:

  • Implementing a daily before-school and morning physical activity program partnering with BOKS Canada focusing on moderate to vigorous physical activity initiatives in elementary schools
  • Implementing adapted sports by rotating  sports wheelchairs at the elementary level and Kamloops Adapted Sports wheelchairs at the secondary level   
  • Implementing initiatives at elementary and secondary schools focusing on food security with hands-on-learning opportunities that develop food literacy, all while strengthening the local food system and enhancing school and community connectedness 
  • Implementing , a food literacy website designed by and for elementary teachers focusing on four aspects of food sustainability: Cook it! Preserve it! Grow it! Don鈥檛 waste it! 
  • Implementing a curriculum focusing on reducing stigma, understanding how to obtain and maintain good mental health, understanding and identifying mental disorders and their treatments, and improving help seeking efficacy
  • Implementing an Inclusive Sexual Health Education K-10 curriculum which celebrates diversity and provides students with an opportunity to receive accurate, relevant, and updated information and resources about adolescent sexuality based on the BC Ministry of Education Physical and Health Education Curriculum.
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