Medical Journal Online, 01.07.2019
Promote health as a school subject
President Reinhardt BECA mentions the promotion of health as a school subject. The BKC's bid to participate here should not be dismissed by the culture ministers.
Comment by Wolfgang van den Bergha
What Hans does not learn, Hans never learns. Dr. Klaus Reinhardt, head of the German Medical Association (BÄK), recalled this when he was thinking about promoting health as a school subject. If not in school, where do young people need to learn about health and illness? In order to reduce the health behavior only on the subject of nutrition, this is not enough.
It's a clear definition of health. There are WHO ideas. The structured curriculum should then be conducted by highly qualified teachers – with the close collaboration of those who are professionally involved. The BKC's bid to participate here should not be dismissed by the culture ministers.
The fact that something has to move has been shown not only in the report after the introduction of the Prevention Act. The key question was: how to improve the health chances of vulnerable groups? Great task.
The criticism of the association Education and training, the school is not "repaired", difficult to understand. Health experts with plaster expertise for the injured knee, so his proposal no one needs.
The president of the BKK seeks: Learn a healthy lifestyle in school!
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