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 (March 2017)
Help raise awareness about the effects of too much screen time on students.
Promote School Health on Social Media
Share these updates and images with your social network to encourage students to unplug their devices and decrease their screen time.
Excessive screen time is linked to health problems that can negatively affect student performance http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/schoolhealth/toolkit.htm #ffxhealthykids
#DYK the average 8-12 year old spends 7 hours a day in front of a screen? That's the length of a school day! #ffxhealthykids
Too much screen time is linked with weight gain and trouble sleeping, paying attention and learning #ffxhealthykids
Try a new activity with your kids that doesn't involve a screen as a way to unplug and recharge your family #ffxhealthykids
Make a family media plan for TV, phones, tablets and video games to limit screen time #ffxhealthykids
Too much time looking at a TV, phone or computer can be bad for our bodies and minds. Make time to unplug! #ffxhealthykids
#DYK the average teen spends more than 11-hours a day looking at a screen? Try a new activity to unplug! #ffxhealthykids
The light from devices can affect your sleep. Turn your phone on silent or leave it in another room when you go to bed. #ffxhealthykids
One-third of teenagers send >100 texts a day. Take a break from your phone today and try a new activity. #ffxhealthykids
Make some time to unplug and recharge by spending time with friends instead of texting them #ffxhealthykids