School Health Promotion Toolkit
Students who are healthy and fit will come to school ready to learn. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the health status of students is strongly linked to their academic success and recommends coordinated school health programs to improve educational performance and the well-being of students as they become adults. The resources in this toolkit are designed to help increase health knowledge, attitudes and skills; increase positive health behaviors and outcomes; improve education outcomes; and improve social outcomes.
The School Health Promotion Toolkit is a resource developed by the Fairfax County Health Department in partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools.
Use the toolkit resources to promote good health in the school setting.
Hear about "95210 for Health®," a formula for promoting good health habits for children and teens:
School Health Promotion Materials (February 2017)
Help raise student awareness about daily oral hygiene and added sugars in foods and drinks.
Promote School Health on Social Media
Share these updates and images with your social network to encourage students to take care of their teeth and choose healthier food and drink options.
#DYK >51 million school hours are lost each year in the U.S. due to dental related illness? #ffxhealthykids
Tooth decay is preventable! Learn what you can do to protect your child's smile: https://www.cdc.gov/OralHealth/children_adults/child.htm #ffxhealthykids
Taking care of your teeth is important for your health. Visit a dentist once every 6 months! #ffxhealthykids
Brush teeth for 2 minutes at least twice a day-in the morning after breakfast & at night before bed #ffxhealthykids
One good way to take care of your teeth is to floss at least once a day, preferably before bed #ffxhealthykids
Eating healthy food and limiting sugary snacks and drinks can help keep kids' teeth healthy #ffxhealthykids
Give your body the energy it needs by eating a balanced diet that does not include added sugars #ffxhealthykids
One 12 oz can of regular soda with 39 grams of sugar is same as eating almost 10 teaspoons of sugar #ffxhealthykids
#DYK there are more than 56 different names for sugar? Look out for them on nutrition labels: http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/other_names_for_sugar #ffxhealthykids
Choose water, fruits, veggies and whole grains over unhealthy food and drinks with added sugars #ffxhealthykids