School Health and Nutrition Microlearnings Toolkit

School health programs are a win-win for educators, health professionals, and for the school-age children and adolescents who they serve. The School Health and Nutrition Microlearning Toolkit distills findings from the report, Operationalizing Health & Education Coordination: Recommendations Surfaced through Interviews with Africa Bureau Missions, and complements the learnings with multimedia resources on key school health and nutritions interventions, including on malaria interventions in schools and mental health support.

This package of multimedia microlearning products is designed for broad use by health and education policymakers, practitioners, USAID Country Mission staff, implementing partners, and donors to strengthen cross-sectoral collaboration and co-investment to improve students’ wellbeing and learning worldwide. The toolkit is co-financed by USAID Africa Bureau’s Health and Education offices and implemented by the Child Health Task Force Secretariat.

Videos

Evidence for School Health and Nutrition Programs

This three-minute animated video presents evidence on the benefits of school health and nutrition programming for children and the need for health and education sectors to collaborate and co-invest.

Watch the video

School Feeding: It’s More Than a Meal

This short animated video presents the rationale for providing children with daily meals in schools and illustrates how investments in school meals programs benefit the students as well as the local economy.

School feeding video coming soon…

Infographics

Mental Health Among School-Age Children & Adolescents

This infographic details the importance of recognizing mental health conditions among school-age children and adolescents, and explores the three areas where schools can play a critical role in supporting learners: cultivating safe learning environments, raising awareness, and detecting mental health conditions.

View and download the infographic (PDF, 840 KB)

School as a Platform to Control Malaria: The case for cross-sectoral investment

This infographic presents the rationale for utilizing the school as a platform to prevent and control malaria infections among school-age children. It also identifies key roles that the health and education sectors can undertake to support malaria prevention and control efforts, with specific opportunities for intervention in advance of and during periods of transmission, as well as actions that remain relevant throughout the academic year.

View and download the infographic (PDF, 40.9 MB)

Other Resources

Why Policy Makers Should Prioritize School Health Programs

This six-page brief distills findings from the USAID report Operationalizing Health and Education Coordination for a broader audience of implementers, policymakers, and practitioners. The brief responds to the themes that emerged during focus group discussions with health and education staff from 10 USAID country missions in Sub-Saharan Africa, and provides operationally-oriented resources to further guide cross-sectoral program planning.

Read and download the brief (PDF, 342 KB)

This Microlearning Toolkit is a living site. We encourage you to share with us how you use these products and to suggest additional tools to further build this School Health and Nutrition Microlearnings Toolkit! Share with us at childhealthtaskforce@jsi.com.

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