Healthy Start for kids at school

Pilot projects aimed at improving children’s health by providing targeted health-related services at school were unveiled yesterday by the Scottish Government as the first Equally Well implementation plan was published.

The first children’s health and wellbeing support pilot gets underway in South Ayrshire in January, followed by others in Moray, West Lothian and Clackmannanshire.

Public Health Minister Shona Robison also announced the roll out of Keep Well checks – which aim to identify people at risk of heart disease, diabetes or strokes – to more parts of Scotland.

The plan highlights progress made to date to implement the recommendations of Equally Well and outlines what further progress is expected over the next two years.

The full press release is available at www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2008/12/11100653

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