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 (December 2016)
Help raise student awareness about the benefits of getting the right amount of sleep at night.
Promote School Health on Social Media
Share these updates and images with your social networks to encourage students to get the right amount of sleep each night.
Students need at least 9 hours of #sleep so they can stay strong and learn. Help spread the word: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/schoolhealth/toolkit.htm #ffxhealthykids
Kids need at least 9 hours of #sleep for growth, learning, creativity and weight & mood control #ffxhealthykids
A well-rested student is better able to deal with life's curve balls because #sleep improves mood & coping #ffxhealthykids
Sleep is important for staying healthy and doing well in school. Get at least 9 hours of #sleep. #ffxhealthykids
Parents, help your kids learn #HealthySleep habits so that they get the right amount of #sleep http://bit.ly/2ggeqIW #ffxhealthykids
Just like a cell phone, our bodies & brains need #sleep to recharge. Get to bed on time every night to feel great every day. #ffxhealthykids
The light from cell phones, TVs, video games & iPads can make it harder to fall asleep. Turn them off 30 minutes before bed. #ffxhealthykids
#HealthySleep tip: Turn off electronic devices 30 minutes before bedtime and keep them out of the bedroom #ffxhealthykids
#HealthySleep tip: Create a bedtime routine and go to bed at the same time every night #ffxhealthykids
Feeling the need to get more done today? Reach for some water instead of soda or an energy drink and get to bed on time. #ffxhealthykids