Monthly campaigns are tools that schools use to build awareness around healthy eating, physical activity, and mental health habits. The campaigns engage with students, parents, and school staff through daily school-wide announcements, bulletin board activities, and newsletters to send home.
The campaigns have been categorized into months since most of them are themed, however, feel free to use any campaign for any month to best meet your classroom’s or school’s needs.
* Indicates the campaign has a junior/high school version
Hygiene SUPER Heroes
Keep the school community safe by empowering everyone to be a Hygiene SUPER Hero! This campaign provides fun and easy ways to remember how to keep our germs to ourselves.
What is a Healthy School?
Start the year by building awareness around what it means to be a healthy school community.
Bone Bounce Blitz
Students get to know the A, Bs, and Cs of bone health! How to move and what to eat to keep them strong and healthy.
Students learn the importance of getting enough quality sleep and having sweet dreams during the Rapid Eye Movement sleep phase.
Find the Dream Team home challenge here.
Say What? (new!)
Learn about the importance of being respectful when talking to others about their health. Health is different for everyone including how we move, the foods we eat and the way we think, and feel. Since it’s different for everyone, it is important to be respectful of others’ health and how they choose to practice it.
Feel Great with a Healthy Plate
Canada has an updated food guide, and this campaign shines a light on it’s key learnings, such as adding variety to your meals, and enjoying eating great food with other people.
Get the Scoop on Whole Grains
November is for learning why whole grains make our bodies happier than processed grains.
12 Days of Fitness
The traditional carol is adapted to encourage physical activity as a class or school during the holiday season.
- Announcements / Announcements (7-12)
- Bulletin Board / Bulletin Board (7-12)
- Newsletter / Newsletter (7-12)
Find the 12 Days of Fitness Home Challenge here.
New Year, New Goals
Encourage healthy goal setting to get those resolutions to stick.
Arctic Winter Games
Introduce students to the Arctic Winter Games and highlight 5 traditional games played in Canada’s northern communities.
Show Your Heart Some Love
Promotes heart health through healthy eating and physical activity.
Turn Off the Tube, Get on the Move
Promote physical activity and encourage students to pay attention to the amount of screen and sedentary time they have each day.
The Truth is Tasty
Help student to make the healthy choice by teaching them about food marketing, and deciphering confusing marketing language.
Sweat, Step, Sleep, Sit
Introduces students to Canada’s 24-hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth. Students learn the recommended amounts of vigorous, light, and sedentary activity, and how much sleep they need each day.
Extra Resource – Screen Smart Schools
Increase student awareness of their screen time amount and compete with other classes to reduce screen time. This activity encourages students to turn off their screens outside of school time, and enjoy recreational activities that support good health. Visit Screen Smart Schools to start planning!
Bring Back Play
Promotes unstructured play and simple games to increase physical activity during non-instructional time.
Power of Positivity
Get students thinking about what makes them happy, and teach them about the power of adopting a positive attitude.
Colour Your World with Vegetables and Fruit
Highlights the benefits of various fruit and vegetable colours, and why eating a variety of fruit and veggies is so good for us.
Fun in the Sun with Vita-man D
Now that the days are longer, let’s talk about vitamin D and healthy outdoor play.
Address Your Stress
Get the lowdown on managing stress and adopting healthy mental health habits in day-to-day life.
Be a Sleep Star
Addresses how technology is a barrier to getting the recommended amount of sleep, and how sleep amount affects mood and food choices.