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:

October 15 Is Global Handwashing Day

Share the handwashing flyer PDF icon and social media updates to help spread the word.

All it takes is 20 seconds!

October 15 is #GlobalHandwashingDay. Watch this video to see how you should wash your hands.

October 15 is #GlobalHandwashingDay. Pledge to make handwashing a habit by always washing your hands after using the toilet.

Why do we celebrate handwashing? Because it can save millions of lives! #GlobalHandwashingDay

School Health Promotion Materials (October 2016)

Encourage students to start their day with a healthy breakfast so that they have more energy and are more alert to do better in school.

Elementary School

A Healthy Breakfast = A Smarter You! Keep Your Energy Train Going!

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

Newsletter Articles PDF icon

Morning Announcements PDF icon


View elementary school health promotion materials from prior years.

Middle & High School

Eat Breakfast! A Healthy Start = A Smarter You!

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

Pair these updates and images and share them with your social networks to raise student awareness about the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast every morning.

Students who eat a healthy #breakfast do better in school. Help spread the word: #childhealth

#Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It jump starts your brain and helps you be more alert and focused.

Children who eat #breakfast are more alert, have more energy and do better in school

Get rid of that growling stomach by eating a healthy #breakfast with fiber & protein to stay full longer

What happens when a train runs out of fuel? The same thing that happens to your kids when they don't eat #breakfast!

#DYK that if you skip #breakfast you're more likely to choose high fat/high sugar items & eat more calories than you need?

Short on time? Cook oatmeal, pancakes or hearty muffins on the weekend to eat for #breakfast during the week.

Typical #breakfast foods aren't your only option in the morning. Any healthy food, including leftovers, are great too!

Try adding foods loaded with Vitamin C (like oranges & strawberries) to your #breakfast. They can help prevent infection.

A Healthy Breakfast = A Smarter You! Keep Your Energy Train Going!

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Eat Breakfast! A Healthy Start - A Smarter You!

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