CDC Healthy Schools has developed evidence-based public awareness materials to promote school health topics. Use these promotion toolkits and related communication products to reach broad segments of the population.
Classroom Physical Activity
Integrating physical activity into the classroom can improve students’ health and readiness to learn. CDC Healthy Schools and Springboard to Active Schools have developed resources to help schools integrate physical activity into the classroom. Get the promotion kit here that includes social media messages, sample text for newsletters, and more.
Parents for Healthy Schools
Drawing from research and best practices from schools across the country, CDC created a set of resources called Parents for Healthy Schools to give schools and school groups a framework for involving parents in school health activities. Get a promotion kit, fact sheets, a strategy document, a link to an e-Learning course and more resources here.
Managing Food Allergies in Schools
One in 13 students in the United States, about 2 students per classroom, suffer from food allergies. Strict avoidance of the food allergen is the only way to prevent a reaction. The symptoms and severity of allergic reactions to food can be different between individuals, and can also be different for one person over time. Schools can use CDC’s Food Allergies in Schools Toolkit to help educate school staff on how to implement the Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies.