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Welcome to Fit for School!

Education and Health go hand in hand. Children need to be healthy to be fit for school! Children who are hungry, who suffer from stomachaches, from toothaches, and from itchy skin infections cannot actively participate in school. Even the best education system cannot guarantee high academic performance when students are often ill. On the other hand, children who are healthy will be attentive in school; they will participate and benefit from what the school system has to offer.

School health programs have the potential to link resources for education, health, nutrition, and sanitation at one venue: the school. Schools are a second home for children and therefore the ideal setting to familiarize children with health-promoting values and habits.

Fit for School Inc. is a Philippine Non-Governmental Organization that works closely with the health and education sectors, various development agencies and private partners on effective school health programs. It offers information, technical assistance and a high-level network to support the institutionalization of school health programs.