School Health Promotion Toolkit

School Health Services Program - Health Promotion
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 (September 2016)

A new school year is a great time to promote healthy habits students can do throughout the day, which can help them do their best in school all year.

Elementary School

Healthy Choices = A Smarter You!

Elementary School (ES) Posters - 11" x 17" PDF icon | 8.5" x 11" PDF icon  

Newsletter Articles and Morning Announcements (ES) PDF icon


View elementary school health promotion materials from prior years.

Middle & High School

Your Drinks Add Up!

Middle and High School Posters - 11" x 17" PDF icon | 8.5" x 11" PDF icon  

Middle School Tips of the Week PDF icon

View promotional materials for school year 2016-17.

Promote School Health on Social Media

Pair these updates and images and share them with your social networks to raise student, school staff and family awareness of healthy habits, such as eating breakfast, getting 60 minutes of exercise and 9 hours of sleep daily, reducing screen time and drinking water.

Healthy students do better in school. Promote good health in our schools: #healthychoices

Get off to a great start by making #healthychoices that can help you do your best in school

Start the school year right with 9 hrs of sleep, 1 hr of exercise & 5 fruit/veggie servings daily #healthychoices

The best way to fuel up for the school day is to eat a healthy breakfast #healthychoices

#DYK that eating breakfast and getting enough exercise and sleep can help you do better in school? #healthychoices

Exercise throughout the day to reach your 60-minute target if you can't do it all at one time #healthychoices

Calories from drinks add up. Choose water & low-fat dairy drinks instead of sodas & sugary drinks. #healthychoices

Drink water throughout the day to stay hydrated and keep your brain sharp in the classroom #healthychoices

Get your kids on the energy train that can help them do better in school #healthychoices

Add fruits and veggies to each meal and snack to get your kid to 5 servings a day in no time #healthychoices

Get tips for activities your kids can do to limit their screen time at home: #healthychoices

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