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 (June 2017)
Help raise awareness about the importance of summer safety.
Promote School Health on Social Media
Share these updates and images with your social network to raise awareness about summer safety.
Summer is around the corner, and school is almost out. Help raise awareness about summer safety: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/schoolhealth/toolkit.htm #ffxhealthykids
Keep an eye on the weather while at the pool or beach. If you see dark clouds or lightning — pack up, it is time to go home! #ffxhealthykids
Don't mess around in the water! Pushing, rough housing or dunking your friends can easily get out of hand. #ffxhealthykids
Stay safe and have fun while riding your bike this summer. Remember to always wear your helmet! #ffxhealthykids
#DYK there are diseases you can get from mosquitoes & ticks? Use proper protection to #FightTheBite. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/westnile #ffxhealthykids
Keep mosquitoes and ticks from bugging you this summer. Protect yourself and your family from bites. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/westnile #ffxhealthykids
Avoid areas where insects gather, such as standing water, uncovered food & gardens where flowers are in bloom. #ffxhealthykids #FightTheBite
Anyone can get sick from the heat. Know the signs of heat-related illness: https://www.cdc.gov/extremeheat/warning.html. #ffxhealthykids
Use sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays and with at least an SPF 30 every time you and your child go outside. #ffxhealthykids
Take steps to prepare yourself before heading outdoors. Protect your skin by wearing sunscreen and sun protective clothing. #ffxhealthykids