Becoming a Health Promoting School

Are you interested in becoming a Health Promoting School?

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The Importance of Supporting School Health Promotion Strategies

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Welcome to Tri-County Health Promoting School

This website was created to act as a resource for schools to become Health Promoting Schools.  As you explore this website, you will find:

  • Information on how to become a health promoting school
  • What other schools are doing and their success stories
  • Reliable health and education websites, tools and other resources for your school and classroom
  • The latest health and education news
  • Upcoming professional development opportunities

 

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Quickfacts

"We know that one of the major contributors to the childhood obesity epidemic is the over consumption of sugar sweetened beverages (SSB's). Examples of SSB's are soft drinks (pop), fruit "beverages" , "punches" or "cocktails" (bought or homemade), flavoured milk, sports drinks and flavoured coffees. These beverages are liquid candy and should rarely be served. 100% pure fruit juice does not contain added sugar but may well contribute to excess weight gain and portions should be limited. Aside from weight gain, a child who drinks too many SSB's may also have tooth decay, a small or picky appetite due to fullness from SSB's, and loose bowels or diarrhea due to problems digesting the sugars in the drinks."

http://www.childhoodobesityfoundation.ca/communities