Children as agents of their own health: exploratory analysis of child discourse in Spain.

@article{DavBlanes2013ChildrenAA,
  title={Children as agents of their own health: exploratory analysis of child discourse in Spain.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Carmen Dav{\'o}-Blanes and Daniel la Parra},
  journal={Health promotion international},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={
          367-77
        }
}
The promotion of children's decision-making is one of the principles of health-promoting schools, and the empowerment of children means that they are enabled to influence their lifestyles and living conditions. The aim of this study was to find out the suggestions of Spanish school pupils in Year 3 and Year 6 of primary education to promote their own health and the health of the people closer to them, through their ideas about health. We analyse the discourse on health in the school environment… 

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