The Healthy Learners in School Program aims to improve student health and educational success by working in partnership with school district, staff, parents, students, and community partners to support school health.
The program uses a Comprehensive School Health Framework which aims to:
- Provide healthy, supportive, and safe learning environments.
- Acquire knowledge, skills and experiences that build competencies in taking action to improve health and wellness.
- Build partnerships and access services to advance school health and wellness.
- Develop and support practices and policies that promote health and wellness.
The program is not intended to provide individual level services/care, but rather uses an integrated approach to health promotion that gives students numerous opportunities to observe, learn and experience positive health attitudes and behaviours, which, in turn, have a greater impact on student health and learning and lifelong healthy habits.