In 2007 the Italian Ministry of Health/CCM promoted and funded the project "System of surveys of behavioral risks in ages 6-17", coordinated by the National Institute of Health. One of the aims of the project is the definition and implementation of a data collection system on the weight of primary school children, their eating habits, physical activity and school initiatives favoring the healthy growth of children, called "OKkio alla SALUTE". In 2008 the first survey of OKkio was conducted in 18 Italian regions. 45,590 third grade school children in 2610 classes participated. Information was collected from 2461 schools. The responses of the head teachers showed that 64% of the schools have a canteen, used by 70% of children. Only 12% of schools include the provision of a balanced mid-morning snack. Frequently there are educational activities related to physical activity and healthy eating that, in some cases, also involve the families of the children. 29% of the schools cannot guarantee two hours of physical activity as suggested by the school curriculum because of the lack or inadequacy of the gym or the structure of the timetables. The information gathered through the cooperation of school administrators, teachers and health workers, has helped to describe the major health educational activities of the school, that is confirmed to be the ideal venue for promoting healthy lifestyles in young people.
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|Titolo:||Surveillance system OKkio alla SALUTE: the role of primary school in the promotion of healthy life style. Results of 2008|
|Rivista:||ANNALI DI IGIENE MEDICINA PREVENTIVA E DI COMUNITÀ|
|Citazione:||Lamberti, A., Spinelli, A., Baglio, G., Nardone, P., Silani, M.t., Mastantuono, E., et al. (2010). Surveillance system OKkio alla SALUTE: the role of primary school in the promotion of healthy life style. Results of 2008. ANNALI DI IGIENE MEDICINA PREVENTIVA E DI COMUNITÀ, 22(6), 555-562.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|