A survey of the literature on health habits in the primary grades from 1936-1948

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Zona Belle Livengood (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Franklin McNutt

Abstract: The maintenance of good health among all individuals is a grave responsibility of communities during peace as well as during war time. Since twenty per cent of the population is made up of children of school age and since these children represent the future citizenry, it is necessary that essential protective and preventive health services be provided for them in every community. To administer these services, such agencies as the home, the school, the health authorities, and other health agencies in the community should be involved. Regarding these agencies, Ruth E. Grout2 tells us: Health education of the school child is the just responsibility of school, home, and community. If health is to function consistently throughout the twenty-four hours, there needs to be an integration of purposes and action among these groups. Together they can work for the provision of a safe and sanitary environment, the encouragement and opportunity to live healthfully, the correction of remedial defects, and the development of a well-balanced personality which readily makes mental and social adjustments.

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Language: English
Date: 1950
Health education (Elementary)
Health behavior $x Evaluation
Health behavior $x Study and teaching (Primary)

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