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According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, health, education, and nutrition go hand-in-hand with creating a sustainable society. Adapted here are several of its reasons for why schools are a great arena for focusing on health: 5

SCHOOLS

WORKPLACE

why schools are a great arena for focusing on health: Have a mandate to guide young people towards maturity and, health empowerment is part of this responsibility

FOOD

Spread the effect by involving families

Can be a channel for community participation

CITIES

Have qualified personnel to teach and guide

Reach children at a critical age when habits and attitudes are being established

Reach most children over a number of years on a regular basis

Can establish school policies and practices, such as sanitation facilities or rules about hand-washing, that can improve health

HEALTH CARE

Provide opportunities to practice healthy eating and active lifestyles

PEOPLE POWERED HEALTH

Can provide cost-effective interventions

schools

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The Sustainia Guide to Co-Creating Health