How Healthy is Your Child's School?

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Post By: Molly Hover, Upstream Research Marketing Manager

Kids naturally have many questions, but do parents? Inquiring about testing systems, security, and the quality of the teachers at any given school is undoubtedly important to a child’s education but so is asking how healthy a child’s school is. Health of a school includes many things from its location, the quality and balance of school lunches and vending machines, the school’s response to medical issues, and the building itself (lead paint, pipes, etc). 

Healthy Child Healthy World released an article in 2015 outlining 5 great questions parents should ask before enrolling their child in school. 

They are:

·      What year was the school built?

·      What’s in your drinking water?

·      What products do the school cleaners use?

·      Where is the nearest cornfield?

·      How sunny is your playground?

While many of these questions may not seem relevant at first, they are great conversation-starters and make a school and others in its district accountable for your child to attend a place that is toxic and irritant free. By asking the right questions, parents make sure their children are protected.


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