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Novel Techniques in Nutrition and Food Science

Health Education in Schools

Submission: June 16, 2020;Published: July 21, 2020

Volume5 Issue1
July, 2020


The United States youth faces the overwhelming issues of rapidly increasing childhood obesity, substance abuse, and teen birth rates that can affect a youth’s future endeavors and successes. Students are often taught the basics of health in schools, but these issues go far beyond their basic knowledge and require health education to be taught in schools. One of the facets of health education is to combat obesity. Teaching students about a healthy diet and reinforcing healthy conceptions of body image can avoid childhood obesity and eating disorders. Because adolescence is one of the most influenceable times in a person’s life, health education during this time often is well-received and suitable. Moreover, schools are a logical site for prevention because children spend 6-8 hours a day there during most of the year [1].

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