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 (January 2017)

Help raise student awareness about the benefits of increasing exercise and to consider fun activity options during the winter months.

Elementary School

Staying Active = A Smarter You! Penguin on a bobsled and a panda in a train car.

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View elementary school health promotion materials from prior years.

Middle & High School

Cold out? Get moving! Moving 60 minutes a day = a healthier you! Teenage girl on a bobsled in snow. Six boys playing basketball.

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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 get 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

Youth gain physical & mental health when they get #exercise every day. Help spread the word: #ffxhealthykids

#DYK your attention span = your age in years? That means a 10-year-old may need "a brain break" after every 10 minutes of serious work time.

Physically active students are more focused. 60 seconds of #exercise gives students 60 minutes of focus. #ffxhealthykids

Get on the energy train! 60 minutes of #exercise = a healthier student. #ffxhealthykids

Winter is here! Help kids beat the winter blahs by sending them outside to play or for a brisk walk. #ffxhealthykids

Just 15 minutes of #exercise, 4 times a day will make students feel better and do better in school. #ffxhealthykids

#DYK that students need to be active 60 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week? #ffxhealthykids

60 mins of daily #exercise will improve your students' brain activity & test scores, leading to better academic success! #ffxhealthykids

Fit 60 minutes of #exercise into a busy day by doing fitness activities in 10-15 minute bursts that work for your schedule

A penguin on a bobsled going down a snowy hill. Staying active = a smarter you! Move 60 minutes every day.

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Teen girl on a bobsled going down a snowy hill. Cold out? Get moving! Moving 60 minutes a day = a healthier you!

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