A healthy school environment has a positive impact on the health of children and families in the school community. The Health Promotion Department works in partnership with school divisions and community partners to support school health through the following initiatives:
Health Promoting Schools Program (HPS)
Health Promoting Schools is a 'whole' school approach where students, teachers, parents, school staff, community groups, agencies and institutions work together on key priorities for improving learning and health. The purpose is to:
1. Improve educational outcomes of students
2. Create conditions that support healthy school environments
The Four Pillars of HPS
Social and Physical Environment
Teaching and Learning
Partnerships and Services
Healthy School Policy
Nutrition Positive Program
Nutrition Positive is about helping students eat, feel and do better in school. It is a universal program and includes all schools from Kindergarten to Grade 12 in the Saskatoon Health Region. Nutrition Positive provides numerous resources to help each school create its own healthy food environment.
in motion Schools
As an in motion school there is a commitment to work towards the goal of 30 minutes of physical activity every day for every student. in motion facilitates the improvement of physical activity in schools through a network of in motion school champions and student leadership teams. For more information about in motion check out our website.
For information about these programs, call 306-655-4630