Your child spends more time at school than anywhere else except home. Schools can have a major effect on children's health. Schools can teach children about health, and promote healthy behaviors. Physical education classes give children a chance to get exercise.
Schools work to:
- Prevent risky behaviors such as alcohol and tobacco use or bullying and cyberbullying
- Encourage healthy habits like exercise and healthy eating
- Deal with specific health problems in students, such as asthma, obesity and infectious diseases
The school building and environment should be a safe and healthy place for your child.
Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine