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 (FCPS). These resources may be used to promote good health in the elementary school setting. As part of the pilot initiative, this toolkit will first include:

1. Morning Announcement Scripts: These scripts provide messages about monthly health topics that can be read by elementary school students and faculty during their school's morning announcements.

2. Newsletter Articles: Newsletter articles of various lengths are provided for use in any publication that has a parent audience. The text may be copied and pasted into school publications.

3. Posters: These posters are available to download and print. They can be displayed where appropriate in elementary schools, such as in health rooms, classrooms and cafeterias.

These resources are designed for the elementary school age audience and their parents/guardians.View all school health promotion materials.

June Health Promotion Theme: Think Health and Safety This Summer

>> See All School Health Promotion Materials (Jan. - Dec.).

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