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‘A Healthy and balanced diet in childhood can help to prevent ill health in later life’.

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  • Essay length: 1822 words
  • Submitted: 19/11/2003
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AS and A Level Healthcare

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'A Healthy and balanced diet in childhood can help to prevent ill health in later life'

There is such a broad band of health promotion in my current work-placement. It is hard to decide what areas should be prioritised within health - promoting. One of the main topics, considered a national health concern, would have to be diet in children.

Portrush Primary is a town school and the majority of the pupils live in the surroundings of the town of Portrush.

In Portrush Primary a 'health - promoting' ethos is encouraged by building on good relationships, sharing responsibility and partnership, promoting self-esteem and reducing stress for pupils and staff alike. Health Education is reinforced within the wider school environment where all aspects of school life are complementary to the positive health messages promoted in the classroom.

In Portrush Primary their aim is to:

* Achieve an environment, which promotes the health and well being of all staff and pupils.

* Provide a coherent health education curriculum, which complies with statutory requirements and is accessible to all pupils.

* Ensure that all aspects of school life are complementary

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