Encyclopedia of School Health – eBook PDF:
Children and kids spend more time at school than anywhere else except home; thus, schools can have a major effect on a kid’s health by providing a healthy physical environment, serving meals and snacks built around sound nutritional guidelines, and teaching about health, as well as promoting and modeling healthy behaviors. School health services programs involve not only school nurses and focus not only on nursing standards,practice, and performance issues; they also include services and classes to teach school students the information and skills they need to become health-literate, to maintain and improve their health, to prevent disease, and to reduce risky behaviors impacting health. School teachers, nurses, administrators, guidance counselors, health coordinators, and social workers all join with parents in safeguarding and promoting the health and well-being of school-aged children as a basic foundation for academic success. The Encyclopedia of School Health offers quick access to wellness and health information most relevant to children in United States of America’s K-12 school setting. You will find valuable guidance on developmental stages, acute and chronic illnesses, nutrition, special education, crisis response, prevention, and more.