Event Title

Promoting Health and Wellness Among Preschool-Aged Children

Location

Hall of Governors

Start Date

1-4-2016 1:00 PM

End Date

1-4-2016 3:00 PM

Description

Health and wellness are complex concepts which incorporate physical, social, and mental factors (Who.int, 2015). “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (Who.int, 2015). According to the National Wellness Institute, wellness is “a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential.” It is important for children to learn about health and wellness at a young age. Preschool is a developmentally important stage, and knowledge learned in this stage may carry over throughout the lifespan. Thus, this is a crucial time period for children to become educated on health and wellness.

Comments

Dr. Divya Sood is an Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy and Dr. DeLawnia Comer-Hagans is an Assistant Professor of Health Administration in the College of Health and Human Services. Mr. Dirk Anderson, Ms. Diana Basmajian, Ms. Ashley Bohlen, Ms. Irada Imanova, Ms. Kimberly Martin, and Ms. Michelle Grome are graduate students in Occupational Therapy in the College of Health and Human Services.

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Promoting Health and Wellness Among Preschool-Aged Children

Hall of Governors

Health and wellness are complex concepts which incorporate physical, social, and mental factors (Who.int, 2015). “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (Who.int, 2015). According to the National Wellness Institute, wellness is “a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential.” It is important for children to learn about health and wellness at a young age. Preschool is a developmentally important stage, and knowledge learned in this stage may carry over throughout the lifespan. Thus, this is a crucial time period for children to become educated on health and wellness.