School can make a substantial contribution to the health and well-being of the whole school community. Schools for health in Ireland provides a framework for a school to assess health needs and begin a process of working towards better health for all who learn and work within the school setting.
There are four publications available for download here,
1.) Schools for Health in Ireland Framework - Post Primary which gives an overview of the health promoting school concept and will help school leaders to support health promotion work within their school.
2.) Schools for Health in Ireland Co-ordinator’s Handbook - Post Primary which details how to implement the framework within the school.
3.) Schools for Health in Ireland Framework - Primary which gives an overview of the health promoting school concept and will help school leaders to support health promotion work within their school.
4.) Schools for Health in Ireland Co-ordinator’s Handbook - Primary which details how to implement the framework within the school.
The publications will also be of use for health personnel and others who may be working with schools and who want an understanding of health promotion in the school setting.
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Food and drink are an essential part of our daily lives. They play an important role in the development of young people. Making the right choices to support our nutrition
requirements satisfies our physiological needs, and also contributes to our mental and emotional development. What we eat and drink is directly related to our state of health.
Adolescence is a time for developing the skills to make informed choices and decisions throughout life. What we eat and drink is one such choice. Young people need to be aware of the importance of good nutrition for health in order to optimise their growth, health and developmental potential through their teenage years and beyond.
Schools can contribute by developing a Healthy Eating Policy that reflects and represents the whole-school community. The aim of such a policy should be to improve the eating choices and habits of young people.
HSE Schools’ Health Promotion Teams that can be contacted to discuss participation in the Health Promoting Schools Initiative
Health Promotion Dept, 1st Floor St Conals, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Tel: 074 9104694
Health Promotion Dept, JFK House, JFK Parade, Co. Sligo. Tel: 071 9135080
Health Promotion Dept, 2nd Floor, HR Building, Merlin Park Hospital, Co. Galway. Tel: 091 737262.
Health Promotion Dept, Parkview House, Pery Street, Co. Limerick. Tel: 061 204532
HSE Dublin Mid-Leinster
Health Promotion Dept, Block 4, Central Business Park, Clonminch, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. 057 9357800
Health Promotion Officer, Athlone Education Centre, Moydrum Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath Tel: 090 6420400
HSE Dublin North East
Health Promotion Dept., Railway Street, Navan, Co. Meath. Tel: 046 9076407
Health Promotion Dept., St Davnet’s Hospital Complex, Co. Monaghan. Tel: 047 77043
Health Promotion Dept., St. Canices Hospital, Dublin Road, Co. Kilkenny. Tel: Ph: 056 7734860
Health Promotion Dept., HSE South, Western Road, Co. Cork. Tel: 021 4921641
Health Promotion Dept., Floor 3, Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre, Mallow, Co. Cork. Tel: 022 58634
Health Promotion Dept., Coolnagarrane, Skibbereen, Co. Cork. Tel: 028 40418
Health Promotion Dept., Block 1, St Columbanas Hospital, St Margaret’s Rd, Killarney, Co Kerry. Tel: 064 6670763
Health Promotion Dept., Rathass, Tralee, Co Kerry. Tel: 0667195617
Please ask to talk to someone in the Schools’ Team.