Students who are healthy and fit will come to school ready to learn. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report 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.
Promote Good Health in the School Setting
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 help raise student, staff and family awareness about making healthy choices.
Learn about "95210 for Health®," a formula for promoting good health habits for children and teens.
School Health Promotion Materials (January/February 2018)
Spread the word about the importance of physical activity.
Middle and High School
Social Media Posts
Share the updates below with your social networks throughout January and February.
- Don’t stay cooped up all winter! Kids still need 60 minutes of activity a day. Try active gaming technology where you are the athlete or dancer. Or try taping hopscotch to the floor and hop. #ffxhealthykids
- Moving 60 minutes a day is part of a healthy lifestyle, but finding ways to stay active in winter can be a challenge. Take an indoor class like swimming, kid’s yoga or cycling. #ffxhealthykids
- Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you need to stay cooped up all winter! Take the dog for a walk or make an obstacle course with friends. Bundle up and go have fun! #ffxhealthykids
- Too cold to go outside and play? Make a play list of your favorite songs on your smartphone or tablet and dance like no one is watching! #ffxhealthykids
- When kids are active, their bodies can do things because regular exercise provides strong muscles, weight control and better sleep. The best way for kids to get physical activity is by making it a part of their daily routines. #ffxhealthykids
- Did you know that being physically active can improve focus and memory, boost energy and reduce stress? We need 60 minutes of activity a day but you can break it up into smaller 10-15 minute bursts. #ffxhealthykids
- Don’t let winter get you down. Physically active kids are more likely to be academically motivated, alert and successful. Moving 60 minutes a day can also build self-esteem at any age. #ffxhealthykids
- Who’s motivated to work out when it’s cold and dark out? Don’t let winter sabotage your healthy lifestyle. Try jogging in place, squats, jumping jacks and sit ups in the comfort of your home. Daily physical activity can lead to a happier and healthier you! #ffxhealthykids