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Balanced Diet

When a child enters nursery school, it becomes even more critical that they enjoy having a healthy and well balanced diet. They will be using up way more energy through increased brain function and physical activity. A child who is hungry cannot concentrate on learning, a child who is overweight will have difficulty developing motor skills, a child having excessive sugar intake will be too excitable to focus, and a child on a severely restricted low fat diet will lack the energy and nutrients needed to perform at its best.

Published in EduBlog
Thursday, 18 April 2013 11:34

Increasing the Inclusiveness of the System

In general, it is recognised that the Ministry needs to have a stronger structure at both central and regional levels if it hopes eventually to become truly inclusive. SEN personnel will be a part of a new Unit which will look at School Health, Nutrition, and HIV/AIDS Education. The Ministry is also actively seeking scholarships to train teacher educators, curriculum personnel and measurement and evaluation specialists in this area.

Published in Proposed Strategies
Thursday, 18 April 2013 09:09

School Health, Nutrition and HIV & AIDS

School Health, Nutrition and HIV & AIDS: good health and nutrition and some essential life skills were highlighted as essential inputs and outputs of a good quality basic education. Additional training and effective monitoring were among identified needs. One of the achievements during the last plan period was the drafting of the Education sector “School Health, Nutrition, HIV and AIDS” (SHN, HIV/AIDS) policy and plan. The overarching principle that guided the drafting of both the policy and plan has been Guyana’s commitment to the achievement of Education for All. In pursuit of this, the strategic plan for SHN, HIV/AIDS has been developed in order to improve the education, health and nutrition of school children, teachers and other members of the education sector of Guyana.

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