Some bulletin board ideas I've used in the past (wish I'd taken pictures now):
*Get your beauty sleep!*
Explained the health benefits/importance of sleep along with tips for helping get to sleep/a better night's sleep. Used a large picture of Sleeping Beauty (asleep) and the three good fairies(our Elementary was doing a Fairy Tale/Nursery Rhymes theme for Open House.) Also, put the tips/wording on paper with rolled ends to look like a scroll (colored with brown chalk to age it) to go in with the medieval theme.
*Got Breakfast? You're Going to Need it...It's a Jungle Out there..." or "Going Ape for Healthy Habits." Both of these I've have done in the past using Jungle/Safari Themes." I decorated with the kits you can purchase at the teacher store and had each animal "saying" either an important fact about breakfast or had a "banana" that had a healthy habit listed on it (Brush your teach twice a day, Exercise every day, etc.)
*Have you Herd (about the health benefits of milk)? Used pictures of a herd of dairy cows with a barn in the background with several of the cows "telling" the benefits of drinking milk. Used red and white checkered bulletin board border to go with the "farm" theme.
*Healthy Habits in a Sea Full of Bad Ones...* Used the characters from Finding Nemo each listing a healthy habit or a bad one to avoid. (Our school did an "Under the Sea" theme that year for Open House.)
*Feeling Under the Weather?* Used a kit purchased from the teacher's store that had different weather pieces with faces (stormy, cloudy, sunny, etc.) and had umbrella die cuts with ways to stay healthy (wash hands, get your flu shot, etc.) Used bulletin board border with all the different types of weather printed on it.
*Get Hopping for Good Health* or *Swinging for Good Health*
Covered the bulletin board with frogs for the first one and swinging monkeys for the second one (twisted brown paper for tree limbs for the monkeys) and added a little extra about the importance of exercise/fitness.
Our school mascot is an owl. I used several owls purchased in a kit and included random facts about the human body or random health facts (I googled Random or Interesting Facts about the Human Body.) The older kids have also seemed to enjoy this one. Example: "It takes 17 muscles to smile, 43 to frown. 7% of Americans claim never to bathe at all! Yuck! Each person has their own unique tongue print, etc. etc.
*Who says Good Nutrition is No Picnic?* Used a Food Pyramid poster surrounded by paper plates with important nutritional information on each paper plate. Also decorated with red and white checkered bulletin board border (like a traditional picnic basket cover) and large ant die cuts.
*Sun Safety* There is a website from Gerri Harvey, school nurse. I believe if you google her name or School Nurse Perspectives, you will find her website. She has this topic and some other great bulletin board ideas."
Also, for older students, I think a bulletin board about backpack safety/lightening the load would be good. I havent' done this theme yet but see a lot of our students lugging around HUGE and HEAVY backpacks that can't be good for their shoulders/back. Not to mention, injuries from kids tripping over their backpacks, etc.
I have also found several ideas from a website called www.pecentral.com
. Most are health-related and can easily be adapted for a school nurse or health teacher to use. I used one called "Snow How to Stay in Shape." which was easy and cute.
I love going to the teacher's supply store and seeing the cute bulletin board ideas, but they don't make much in the way of health bulletin board stuff. In the past, I've bought what I thought was cute at the time and have always found a way to make something suitable for the school nurse's office out of it. Also, since I'm the only nurse at a small school district, I like my door/bulletin board to match the themes the teachers on my hall are using. I try to stay away from holiday themes, as I don't get around to changing my door as often as the teachers.
Hope this helps!