Family Engagement Distinction Promotion Toolkit

This toolkit is presented in partnership with Kohl's Healthy at Home. Use these resources to celebrate your Family Engagement Distinction with your community!

The following toolkit is a special addition to your America’s Healthiest Schools 2020 Promotion Toolkit, available exclusively to our Family Engagement Distinction honorees.  

We want 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 family engagement, nutrition, physical activity, and staff well-being. 

Thank You for Leading the Way! 


Promote Your School's Achievements

Share with Local Media & Stakeholders

Spread the news about your school’s success using this customizable template to highlight your success for local media and community members.

Tip: Download the press release template and share it directly with your district communications office for support reaching out to local media!

Press Release Template


Announce Your Achievement in Your Newsletter 

Use this sample announcement in your next school or family newsletter to celebrate your accomplishments.

Tip: Include one of the graphics below to help your announcement stand out!

Newsletter Template

Exciting News! [School Name] is proud to be awarded the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s first-ever Family Engagement Distinction, presented by Kohl’s Healthy at Home. This award recognizes a select group of America’s Healthiest Schools that are committed to strengthening partnership between families and educators.

Our school community thrives because of our families! Thank you for your unwavering support in creating a healthy environment for our students and staff. For more family health and wellness resources, visit the Kohl’s Healthy at Home resource center.  

Post on Social Media

Share your achievement on social media to spread the word that your school received the Family Engagement Distinction.  


1. Craft a Message:

Create your own message or copy and paste one of the suggested messages below. Be sure to include the hashtags #HealthiestSchools and #KohlsHealthyAtHome.

Sample Social Media Messages

  • We are proud to be awarded @HealthierGen’s Family Engagement Distinction for our success engaging families in creating a healthy school community. Learn more: @Kohls #HealthiestSchools #KohlsHealthyAtHome
  • Great news! Our school has been awarded @HealthierGen’s Family Engagement Distinction for our commitment to engaging families in nutrition, physical activity, & well-being practices. Find us on the list: @Kohls #HealthiestSchools #KohlsHealthyAtHome 

  • Our school community thrives because of families like you! Thank you for helping create a culture of health that supports student & staff well-being. Look for our school on @HealthierGen’s list of awardees! @Kohls #HealthiestSchools #KohlsHealthyAtHome 

  • Thank you, families! Because of your unwavering support and commitment to health and well-being, @HealthierGen has named our school a Family Engagement Distinction awardee! Learn more: @Kohls #HealthiestSchools #KohlsHealthyAtHome 


2. Add a Graphic 

Add your own image or upload one of the graphics below. Right-click and select “Save image as” to download each image.

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3. Post to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or wherever your school engages in social media. 


Display a Badge on Your Website 

Let visitors know that you're not just any school – you're one of America's Healthiest Schools and a leader in partnering with families to support student success! 

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. 


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Update Your Email Signature

Add this tagline to your email signature:

Our school has been awarded the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Family Engagement Distinction, presented by Kohl's Healthy at Home,  for our commitment to engaging families in nutrition, physical activity, & well-being practices. Learn more at


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


Questions? Contact our Healthier Generation Family Engagement Managers Kayla Bowman and Julia Goetten.