Healthy eating & physical activity in schools


The following resources provide information and guidance on applying the health promoting school approach to promote healthy eating and physical activity in schools and ultimately prevent childhood obesity and overweight.

Food and nutrition, 2006

The WHO Regional Office for Europe has published a tool for the development of healthy eating and nutrition programmes in schools in the WHO European Region. Read more about the tool to develop a healthy eating programme in schools

Growing through adolescence, 2005

A training pack based on a health promoting schools approach to healthy eating in schools. Growing through Adolescents is designed for trainers working with teachers of children, especially those aged 8-14. The resource explores the biological, social and emotional issues around health using a participatory training approach and aims to enable teachers to be more confident with these issues in the classroom and in the health promoting school. Read more about the training resource on healthy eating in schools

HEPS Schoolkit

The HEPS Schoolkit is a tool that helps you to develop a (national) school policy on promoting healthy eating and physical activity in schools to prevent and treat childhood obesity. Based on the health promoting school approach. An initiative from the Schools for Health in Europe (SHE) network. Read more about the HEPS Schoolkit



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