Wednesday, January 8, 2014

School Health Program in Bangalore, India

The School Health Program is defined as “the school procedures that contribute to the maintenance and improvement of the health of pupils and school personnel including health services healthful living and health education”.
Childhood is the age of learning and it is the time when a child start developing practices and attitude towards health. It is very important to target the children for oral health awareness and demonstration of correct methods for oral hygiene.

School is considered as place for learning where children learn not only subjective knowledge but also life style practices and health seeking behaviors.
It has been proven that schools can provide an ideal platform for the promotion of oral health. At the global level, approximately 80% of children attend primary schools and 60% complete at least four years of education, with wide variation between countries and gender. They can be nurtured well for their general and oral health and can very well be implemented effectively.
A health promoting school is one that constantly strengthens its capacity as a healthy setting for living, learning and working. 
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