Section 4 of the Basic school regulation for preschool, elementary and secondary education Cet hyperlien s'ouvrira dans une nouvelle fenêtre. provides that promotion and prevention services must be offered to provide students with an environment conducive to the development of a healthy lifestyle and competencies beneficial to their health and well-being.

School boards are already making substantial efforts to provide these services. To give them greater support, the Wellness-Oriented School program is being maintained for students in Elementary Cycle Three, with an allocation of $3 million.

Educational institutions will be able to set up projects to encourage students to adopt healthy lifestyle habits such as regular physical activity and a healthy diet.

Under the agreement on complementarity of services between the health and social services network and the education network, such projects can be included within a broader framework such as the Healthy Schools approach.

Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux and Ministère de l'Éducation, Two Networks, One Objective: The Development of Youth (Québec, 2003). Under this agreement between the two networks, it was decided to create a strategy to promote healthy schools, such as the Healthy Schools approach, a priority within the context of actions in favour of health promotion and prevention.