Primary age children (5-11) - JSNA

Primary school children

Children who stick to healthy weight tend to be fitter, healthier, better able to learn, and more self-confident. They're unlikely to have health problems in later life (NHS-Choices).

Children whose parents encourage them to be active and eat well are more likely to stay a healthy weight and grow up healthy (NHS-Choices).

Evidence from many countries confirms that there is a strong correlation between educational attainment, life expectancy and self-reported health, within and across generations (Kings Fund (2013) Improving the public’s health A resource for  local authorities).

Poor oral health impacts on both health and well-being affecting people physically and psychologically and influencing how children grow enjoy life, look, speak, chew, taste food and socialize (2).  This may affect children having the best start in life, their school readiness and school absence rates.
 

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