Promotion Toolkits

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.

Classroom Physical Activity

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 learning guide, fact sheets, a strategy document, a link to an e-Learning course, and more resources here.

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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.

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Supporting Social and Emotional Climate and Learning

Schools are working to create a positive social and emotional climate to increase resiliency and improve students’ overall health and academic achievement.  This toolkit helps schools raise parent awareness about social and emotional climate and social and emotional learning. Get sample social media posts, graphics, infographic, newsletter text, and more.

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Student Mental Health and Well-Being

A healthy and supportive school environment helps children and adolescents develop the skills they need to recognize and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, appreciate the perspectives of others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Schools can use this toolkit to let parents know how healthy and supportive school environments increase resiliency and improve students’ overall health and academic achievement. The toolkit provides background information  on school connectedness and family engagement in schools, sample social media posts, newsletter text, and more.

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