Resources for Schools

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Take Action Towards Healthy Living

Toronto Public Health's Take Action Towards Healthy Living is a resource that will promote mental health, personal hygiene, healthy eating, physical activity, sun safety, tobacco-free living and injury prevention with ready-made PA announcements and parent newsletter inserts. It uses a school-wide approach and is in line with the Ministry of Education's Foundations for a Healthy School.

This resource has a series of easy-to-use and colour-coded packages, with ideas to help promote a healthy school environment.

Samples from packages:

Other resources in the Take Action packages include information on community resources and ideas on Healthy Fundraising.


The packages can be tailored to your school's needs and will help you:

  • Create a comprehensive action plan that builds on successes and involves students, school staff, parents and caregivers
  • Promote mental health, personal hygiene, healthy eating, physical activity, sun safety and tobacco-free living with ready-made PA announcements and parent newsletter inserts
  • Plan healthy and creative fundraising ideas
  • Access resources and programs from Toronto Public Health and other organizations to support your action plan as well as your school curriculum

Take action one step at a time

Change does not need to happen all at once. By taking small, manageable steps, your school will achieve big gains.

You don't need to do this on your own

A Public Health Nurse is available to work with you to create an action plan and support the use of this resource in your school community.