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 (February 2017)

Help raise student awareness about daily oral hygiene and added sugars in foods and drinks.

Elementary School

Squirrel in a train car holding a toothbrush. Speech bubble over squirrel's head reads 'Brush 2 minutes morning and night; floss everyday'

Posters - 11" x 17" PDF icon | 8.5" x 11" PDF icon  

Newsletter Articles PDF icon

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View elementary school health promotion materials from prior years.

Middle & High School

Sugar granules pouring out of a soda can. Would you eat a can full of sugar?

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

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

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