Topic 4 How can educators contribute to the development of healthy lifestyles in children and adolescents?

  • We know very well that promoting healthy lifestyles already in children and adolescents means investing in the future of society: a society made up of individuals who are “healthy” in multidimensional terms (thus physical, mental and social well-being as theorized by the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • It is also a productive society from an economic point of view. Healthy people work, produce and have a lower demand for health care.
  • Educators can contribute to the well-being of children and adolescents by promoting the acquisition of life skills.