He informed that all schools have school health units (UKS) for providing guidance on developing clean and healthy living habits to students. The units are being run in an integrated manner through educational programs and health services in schools.
"In addition, the ministry will also launch the 'Healthy School' program, which will prioritize cross-sectoral collaboration to provide healthy food in schools and the implementation of regular sports activities for students," he said.
Makarim also lauded the private sector for consistently initiating and running the Nusantara Movement program, which prioritizes nutritional education for teachers and students across Indonesia.
Through the initiative of the private sector, it is hoped that the program can create healthy, safe, and comfortable educational units for all school residents, especially students, he said.
"I hope that all elements from the government, private sector, education sector, to parents can further strengthen collaboration to build healthy schools and realize the ideals of independent learning," he added.
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