Award Winners Promotion Toolkit

Use these tools and resources to celebrate your #HealthiestSchools award with your community.

The following toolkit is designed to help you spread the word about your successes – if, when, and however you feel is most appropriate.

We recognize that being named one of America’s Healthiest Schools is an honor and something you’ve worked hard to achieve. However, in a year where ‘school health’ has taken on new meaning, we encourage you to use these tools with discretion – and add additional context as needed when you promote your successes in nutrition, physical activity, and staff well-being.

Congratulations, Award Winners! 

Take the Award Winner's Survey

This is your chance to brag about your accomplishments! Start by filling out the award winner's survey to help us learn more about your hard work. We regularly feature stories from these responses on our national social media channels, in success story videos, and on our website.

Complete the Survey

Promote Your School's Achievements

Share with Local Media & Stakeholders

Spread the news about your school’s success using the these customizable templates to highlight your success for local media and community members. Tip: Download the press release templates and share directly with your district communications office for support reaching out to local media!

Press Release Template - Option 1: This versions offers a more timely narrative focused on your healthy habits amid COVID-19.

Press Release Template - Option 2: This version offers a more traditional narrative focused on your award.

Newsletter Template

 

Post on Social Media

Share your achievement on social media using the hashtag #HealthiestSchools.

Update Your Cover Photo(s):
  1. Right-click and select “Save image as” to download the images.

Log on to Facebook or Twitter to upload it as your cover photo. Not sure how? Check out these instructions for Facebook and Twitter

Facebook Cover Photo
Twitter Cover Photo
Post a Message:

First, select your award level in the drop-down menu below and download a graphic by right-clicking and selecting “save image as." Then, copy and paste one of the suggested messages below to pair with your image and post to social media. 

Bronze Social Graphic
Silver Social Graphic
Gold Social Graphic

Sample Social Media Messages

  • We are proud to be named one of America’s #HealthiestSchools for our success prioritizing nutrition, physical activity, and strong wellness policies. Learn more: www.HealthiestSchools.org
  • Our school has been named one of America’s #HealthiestSchools for our success in supporting nutrition, physical activity, and well-being for students and staff. Look for us on the official list: www.HealthiestSchools.org
  • Congratulations to all who helped [SCHOOL NAME] become one of America’s #HealthiestSchools for our efforts prioritizing nutrition, physical activity, and strong wellness policies! Look for us on the official list: www.HealthiestSchools.org

 

Display a Badge on Your Website

Upload one of these badges to your school or district website to let visitors that you're not just any school – you're one of America's Healthiest Schools!

Select your award level in the drop-down menu below to download a graphic by right-clicking and selecting “save image as." Then, upload the image to your school or district website OR copy the code below the badge and paste it into your school or district website.

General Web Badge
<a href="https://www.healthiergeneration.org/campaigns/americas-healthiest-schools"><img src="https://static.healthiergeneration.org/awards/ahs-web-badge-general.png" /></a>

 

Bronze Web Badge
<a href="https://www.healthiergeneration.org/campaigns/americas-healthiest-schools"><img src="https://static.healthiergeneration.org/awards/ahs-web-badge-bronze.png" /></a>
Silver Web Badge
<a href="https://www.healthiergeneration.org/campaigns/americas-healthiest-schools"><img src="https://static.healthiergeneration.org/awards/ahs-web-badge-silver.png" /></a>
Gold Web Badge
<a href="https://www.healthiergeneration.org/campaigns/americas-healthiest-schools"><img src="https://static.healthiergeneration.org/awards/ahs-web-badge-gold.png" /></a>

 

Update Your Email Signature

Add this tagline to your email signature:

We made the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s 2020 list of America’s Healthiest Schools for our successes in nutrition, physical activity, and staff well-being. Learn more at HealthiestSchools.org.

 

Print and Display a Poster

Display a poster in your school to remind students, staff, and visitors of your achievements. Select your award level to download a poster. Then, follow these printing instructions to print your poster at home/school or via a professional printing service. 

Bronze Poster

Silver Poster

Gold Poster

 

Order a Customized Banner

Display a banner in your school to remind students, staff, and visitors of your achievements. Select your award level to download a customizable banner. Then, follow these printing instructions to print your banner at a local print shop. Make sure to ask for their help to customize your banner by adding your school name!

Bronze Banner

Silver Banner

Gold Banner

 

Distribute Certificates

Print and display a certificate in your school to remind students, staff, and visitors of your achievements. Select your award level to download a customizable certificate. Then, print on the paper of your choice.

Tip: These certificates can also be awarded to staff, students,  parents, and volunteers to thank them for their commitment to creating a healthy school community.

Bronze Certificate

Silver Certificate

Gold Certificate

 

Order T-Shirts

Celebrate your achievement by ordering t-shirts for students, staff, and volunteers. Download and send the printing instructions and vector design files to a local t-shirt vendor for production.

Tip: Reach out to local businesses to see if they'd like to support the purchase of t-shirts for your school community.

Print Instructions & Design Preview

Files for Printer: Front | Back (note: these files may appear blank; the high-res white image is visible via your vendor's design software)

 

Host a (Virtual) Celebration

What better way to celebrate than with a party? Use the resources below to organize an event for your school or district. These tips can be easily adapted to support virtual celebrations, as well! 

School Recognition Event Planning Guide

Event Media Outreach Guide

 

Questions? Watch the recording of the award winner's webinar or contact awards@healthiergeneration.org.