3. Human health and care
1). The human body: how it grows (baby, child, teenager, adult) and gender characteristics
3). Food and nutrition
4). Tackling diseases
5). What is needed for human well-being?
SDG 2, 3, 5, 6, 12 (… sustainable consumption)
We advise focusing on human beings, by studying their body only after the previous themes have been explored. The theme “how it grows and gender differences” is ought to explore reproduction, development and differences between boys and girls adequately to this level. This is an opportunity to empower girls. It is important to emphasize that each person has different abilities that should be respected, addressing also that some children have special needs (creating awareness and tolerance).
The “Hygiene” topic should explore the importance of water security, disinfection of hands, bathing and cleaning. But also, how water can be disinfected or even not polluted.
The “Food and nutrition” theme ought to explore food security, but also strategies to help children feed better and make better choices for their health.
The “Tackling diseases” subtheme should prepare children in poor countries with poor sanitation facilities to cope with that context, and deal with strategies to avoid being ill. The importance of vaccination, hygiene and protective behaviors should be taught.
The categories of human well-being should be explored in the end as a goal to reach through every person’s life and because it relates to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) “human health” concept.