Children : Agents of change
Children and the youth are "Agents of change"
Schools and colleges are important stakeholders in disseminating healthy lifestyle information to make children and youth the "Agents of Change" Children have considerable influence on the choices of their own parents, friends, their own social networks and societies.
The current health and nutrition education packages in the school curriculum need to be modified to be made the more context and culture specific using pictorial messages/cartoon/photos and modern day effective communication strategies. The effect of globalisation, widespread media exposure and tenacious marketing need to be countered effectively with social marketing.
Suggested approaches which could be used in schools and colleges.
Strategies in School to promote healthy habits.
To be effective, strategies need to be individualized, made context specific and resource sensitive, within a broad framework using modern day marketing and communications techniques and strategies.