4 Resources for Educators to Use This Cold and Flu Season

As the weather gets colder, the need to reinforce healthy habits in schools grows. Schools can use these resources to promote physical and mental health supports for their students.

Topics: NAESP Partner

The weather is turning colder, which also means cold and flu season is right around the corner. To help students and faculty keep up their academic morale, now is a very important time to ensure schools and communities are reinforcing healthy habits and helping to promote physical and mental health needs, such as germ mitigation, good nutrition, physical activity, and counseling. Principals and school leaders can use these four resources in their school communities:

  • Little Big Talk: Students can share ideas, learn from each other, and be their most authentic selves at school. Lysol captured candid conversations from real students who shared who they really are and said what they really think on topics such as celebrating differences, what they missed about school, and more. Check out some of these thoughts in the Little Big Talk video series and continue to emphasize the importance of open conversations with students.
  • Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child: School health sectors, parents, and communities all have similar goals to improve each child’s development. Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) is the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s community-based approach to support healthy habits in schools. To better serve students, school leaders can incorporate the WSCC model into their campus curriculum to help reach student needs.
  • Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool: Health education is a fundamental part of school curriculums to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to become healthy adults. The Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT) is a free interactive tool developed by the CDC in partnership with health education experts to help make curriculum decisions.
  • Free Lysol Disinfecting Wipes: Lysol Disinfecting Wipes make it easy to clean and disinfect hard surfaces at home and in classrooms. Disinfect frequently touched areas from desks to door handles as directed to help protect your school from the spread of germs. This school year, Lysol is donating 42 million Lysol Disinfecting Wipes with Kids in Need Foundation and Frontline Impact Project to support schools across the nation. Apply for free Lysol Disinfecting Wipes for your school or district.

For more information and resources, please visit Lysol.com/HERE.