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Table 1 The Health Promoting Schools framework

From: The World Health Organization’s Health Promoting Schools framework: a Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis

School curriculum Health education topics are promoted through the formal school curriculum.
Ethos and/or environment Health and well-being of students are promoted through the ‘hidden’ or ‘informal’ curriculum, which encompasses the values and attitudes promoted within the school and the physical environment and setting of the school.
Families and/or communities Schools seek to engage with families, outside agencies and the wider community in recognition of the importance of these other spheres of influence on children’s health.