Child to Child approach – Using Children as teachers to promote health and emphasis importance of Vitamin-A.Name : Sheeba Elizabeth.J
Affliation : Lecturer
University : Sultan Qaboos University
Country : Oman
Introduction: Health is the concern of every one for every one. Attention to health is central to the objective of general education. Children need good health for effective learning and the educational career offers various opportunities to teach about health. Learning about health during the early growing years influences health attitudes and behaviors and thus enable them to become more responsible parents and productive members of the society. Health education is an important component of health programs for the school children and promotes physical, emotional, intellectual and social development. Children are found to be better change agents than the adults as they tend to be more receptive. Nutrition education forms a part and parcel of school syllabi. Therefore it is most easier and acceptable method to disseminate the knowledge to children by adopting Child to Child approach.