If the pandemic taught us anything it was that schools are filled with germs. Not only that, but kids need interaction, they need movement, and they need to be inspired to learn and take care of themselves. A lot of schools have made major changes to make schools healthier for kids, and here are four ways to do that.
Keep Things Clean
Kids carry a lot of germs. The number one thing that schools can do to help keep kids healthy is to sanitize and clean everything. Every classroom can have sanitizer wipes, hand sanitizer at the door, and periodic trips to the bathroom to wash hands. The more kids’ hands are clear of the germs, the less likely they are going to spread germs to others.
Teachers can also keep surfaces clean with sanitizer wipes and students can wipe off and keep the tops of their desks clean throughout the day to minimize the growth of germs. Computer keyboards, door handles, and any other commonly used or touched item in the room can be kept clean at all times.
Many schools have the space for school playground equipment, however, a lot of schools don’t put it up. Playground equipment plays a major role in kids being able to be out in nature and moving around and playing.
Playground equipment gets kids climbing and jumping using muscles, building gross motor skills, and building athletic skills. A lot of school playground equipment is built to be safe, to minimize falls, and to let kids’ use their imaginations and learn how to play together, how to be a part of a team, and get a great amount of exercise.
Offer Healthy Foods
Getting healthy foods into the school cafeteria has been a major concern for lots of parents and educators over the years. When schools are able to offer nutritious foods for kids to eat, kids can get the vitamins and nutrition necessary to grow up healthy, have strong bodies, and ward off illnesses and colds.
Many governments offer healthy food programs for many schools. Some schools even go as far as providing morning breakfast programs to ensure children are able to get a healthy breakfast. Feed and fuel kids with the right foods and that school will be the healthiest they can be.
Focus on Physical Education
Phys Ed is typically the most favorite class in your kid’s school day. A place to run around, be loud, and play without getting in trouble. Phys Ed programs are the first programs that teach kids about staying in shape, how their bodies work, and how to be healthy through sports.
Any school that can focus on kids staying active will instill healthy habits they can take with them for a lifetime.