School Health - Creating Supportive Environments
Evidence demonstrates that a school’s social and physical environment influences students’ learning and behavior. Creating a supportive environment that aligns with curriculum provides students with opportunities to see education in action. A school’s social and physical environment is shaped by many factors; some can be health promoting while others promote unhealthy choices. The following links provide information on how to create supportive environments for specific health topics.
- Food Environment
- Human Development and Sexual Health
- Mental Health
- Physical Activity
- Safety and Injury Prevention
- Substance Use, Addictions and Related Behaviours
Examples of Creating Supportive Environments:
|Elementary School Example||Secondary School Example|
|Many schools participated in the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Water Does Wonders Initiative.||
In health and physical education classes students learn about good nutrition, food choices, and fast food.
At Clarke Road Secondary School, the school engaged in a cafeteria make-over. Healthier options, more inviting environment to encourage students to eat at school.
Last modified on: September 22, 2023