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 (May 2017)
Help raise student awareness about the importance of daily physical activity.
Promote School Health on Social Media
Share these updates and images with your social network to encourage students to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity daily.
Help raise awareness about the importance of students getting daily physical activity http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/schoolhealth/toolkit.htm #ffxhealthykids
Did you know that kids need at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day? http://bit.ly/2qfUMTf #ffxhealthykids
Physical activity doesn't have to be boring. Get the whole family involved and make it fun. #ffxhealthykids
Get out and have some fun in the sun! Be creative and make new games with your kids. #ffxhealthykids
Does your kid's favorite activity include these three elements: endurance, strength & flexibility? http://bit.ly/2oUcCKa #ffxhealthykids
Physical activity gives you energy, helps you concentrate so you can do better in school and improves your mood. #ffxhealthykids
Can't exercise for an hour? Break physical activity up into 15-minute sessions, 4 times a day. #ffxhealthykids
Find something you enjoy doing such as riding a bike or playing basketball to get your 60 minutes of daily exercise #ffxhealthykids
#DYK that when you exercise, chemicals called endorphins are released, which make you feel happier? #ffxhealthykids
Exercising can improve your ability to concentrate, which can help you finish the school year strong! #ffxhealthykids