Health Information for Schools & Teachers
The following provides school administrators and teachers with information on child health and development programming and resources for their students.
Contact the Liaison Public Health Nurse linked to your school to find out more information.
A Healthy Start to School: Preschool and Kindergarten
A Healthy Start to School provides information, tips and advice to support a child’s transition to kindergarten.
Clean Hands Kit: Grades 4 to 6
The Clean Hands Kit provides activities and videos to teach children in Grades 4 to 6 how to effectively clean their hands.
Dental Screening Programs and Workshops
Information on the dental screening program for students in Grades JK to 8, as well as information for high school screenings and workshops, and curriculum resources.
Information on head lice identification, treatment and prevention.
Healthy Schools / Écoles Saines
Français: Écoles Saines
Public Health Nurses work directly with schools to promote and advocate for Healthy Schools. Contact the Liaison Public Health Nurse linked to your school to find out more information.
inTO Kids' Health
The inTO Kids’ Health program promotes physical health and mental well-being of school-aged children using the ’10-5-2-1-0′ recommendations for sleep, nutrition, screen time, and physical activity.
Outdoors: the Ultimate Playground: Children Ages 6 to 12
Outdoors: The Ultimate Playground provides physical activity information, tips and guidelines for child care providers, educators and parents of children ages 6 to 12 years.
Rainbow Fun Program: Children Ages 3 to 6
Rainbow Fun is a physical activity and healthy eating program for children ages 3 to 6 years.
School Immunization Program: Grade 7
Information on the free vaccinations offered to Grade 7 students.
Sexual Health Resources for Teachers
Information and resources to support and guide teachers in sexual health education for students in Grades 5 to 12, including lesson plans, videos and pamphlets.
Student Nutrition Program
The Student Nutrition Program provides healthy meals and snacks to over 208,000 Toronto students. Find information on the program, workshops, and application details.
Sun Safety Activities: Preschool to Grade 6
Activities to be used with children from Preschool to Grade 6 to educate them on the importance of sun safety.
Take Action Towards Healthy Living: Grades JK to 8
The Take Action Towards Healthy Living resource uses a school-wide approach to promote a healthy school environment for students in Grades JK to 8, including topics on mental Health, personal hygiene, healthy eating and more.
Teens, Alcohol and Cannabis
Information to help parents and other adults understand issues related to teenage use alcohol and cannabis.
Walking to School
Information on how to promote walking to school with parents and students.
Youth Leadership Initiatives: Grades 7 to 12
The Healthy Schools and Substance Misuse Prevention Youth Leadership Initiatives aim to build resiliency among youth leaders in Grades 7 to 12. Topics include substance misuse, mental health and well-being, building leadership skills and taking action on an area of focus.