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 (March 2017)

Help raise awareness about the effects of too much screen time on students.

Elementary School

Unplug your devices to recharge. Connecting with friends = a healthier you!

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

Unplug and reconnect. Less screen time = more time to hang with friends, be active and get enough sleep!

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

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

Unplug your devices to recharge. Connecting with friends = a healthier you!

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Unplug and reconnect. Less screen time = more time to hang with friends, be active and get enough sleep!

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