Your child spends more time at school than anywhere else except home. Schools can have a major effect on children’s health. Schools can teach children about health, and promote healthy behaviors. Physical education classes give children a chance to get exercise. Also, routine screenings at schools provide much needed preventive care for school children.
Schools should work to
- Provide wellness awareness seminar/workshops to school children.
- Provide frequent preventive healthcare screenings
- Prevent risky behaviors such as alcohol and tobacco use, or bullying
- Encourage healthy habits like exercise and healthy eating
- Deal with specific health problems in students, such as asthma, obesity and infectious diseases
The school building and environment should be a safe and healthy place for your child.
Also, sometimes child’s pediatrician will find that the suspected abnormality is not serious after all. Even so, this does not mean that the screening was inaccurate. Screening tests are designed to identify children who may have a problem, but a more thorough examination by a doctor is always necessary to determine the extent and severity of the condition.