chapter  1
Introduction
ByOddrun Samdal, Louise Rowling
Pages 11

Whilst the health promoting school approach started out as an initiative from the health sector, it is today an initiative willingly taken on and developed by the education sector. The experience of schools has been that the focus on health promotion also stimulates the development of a good learning climate, so there is consistency between health promotion aims and school aims (Rowling & Jeffreys, 2000; Samdal, Viig & Wold, 2010; Tjomsland, Iversen & Wold, 2009; Viig & Wold, 2005).