Good News！ Changhua County Promotes Health Promoting School Programs and Won the High Distinction Award Again.
According to the Department of Education, various indicators of poor health among school children in Changhua County are decreasing. Among them, for the first time in Changhua County, the rate of junior high school students with poor vision is lower than the national average. Moreover, Department of Education has not only formed an alliance with the Dental Association to assist schools in promoting oral healthcare program, but also promoted “No sugar-sweetened beverages in school” policy to push the “water schedule” and “sugar reduction in school”. Furthermore, this health promoting school program is also promoted to kindergartens to improve the health of schoolchildren through community-school-parent alliances.
According to the Department of Education, schools in Changhua County are also actively participating in health promoting school related programs. Not only did Guosheng Elementary School win the High Distinction Award in the “Vision Care Health School Selection”, other schools in the county have also won other awards. For “Tobacco and Betel Control” project, Wanhe Elementary School and Dazhu Elementary School won the Excellence Award, and Datong Junior High School won the Honorable Mention Award in the “You are the Internet Celebrity!” short film competition. Besides, Shetou Elementary School and Xihu Elementary School won the Honorable Mention Award in the “National Health Insurance Creative Film Selection”, while Huxi Elementary School and Hunan Elementary School won the Honorable Mention Award in the “Performance Evaluation Analysis Selection”.
The Department of Education pointed out that a strong body is the cornerstone of learning effectiveness. The health promoting school program that Changhua County government actively promotes is based on school to help parents, teachers, and children have a healthy life. In order to promote school children’s health, the county government will work hard and continue cooperating with the elementary and junior high schools in the county to promote the “Health Promoting School Program” to cultivate students' knowledge of healthy life for “The Good life in Changhua, the city of hope”.