Healthy Schools BC Resources

Submission Guidelines & Publication Schedule

The Healthy Schools BC Newsletter is a collaborative effort between Healthy Schools BC/DASH and the healthy schools community. We welcome submissions from all members of the healthy schools community, including teachers, administrators, health authority staff, health promotion specialists and many more.  If you have a message, story, opportunity, or something else you'd like to say to our readers, the newsletter wants to  hear from you! Please see the following submission guidelines for more details.

Article Length

Articles can be any length for the Healthy Schools Newsletter.  However, when submitting an article, please create a summary of about 100 words or less and we will link to the remainder of your article. Remember, we are aiming to grab the reader's attention so a catchy opening paragraph will increase the chances of your article being read.

Article Focus

The newsletter coordinates healthy schools news and emerging trends by sharing healthy schools programs, articles and events with readers in BC. With this in mind, please ensure your article has a healthy schools focus.

Submitting Pictures

Articles with pictures get attention. Pictures can accompany article submissions and be attached to an email. Any picture format and size can be accepted; however if possible, please send over the largest file size available and DASH will appropriately format the picture. A URL image link is also acceptable.

Please note: When sending images to DASH, please ensure pictures containing images of minors have the appropriate permission and legal consent, as DASH does not assume any liability for pictures we receive.

Healthy Happenings - Key Event Listings

If you have a Healthy Happening or event date that you'd like to share, simply send us the date and a brief description of the event.  Please also include the website URL with the submission.

How to Send Submissions

Submissions can be sent to Please submit your articles as a Microsoft Word document or in the body of an email, and send pictures as attachments or as a URL.  Please email us to receive the publication schedule for submission deadlines. 

Terms of Use

DASH BC reserves the right to modify article length, content and pictures where appropriate.

Thank you for your interest in the Healthy Schools BC Newsletter.  Please send your comments or questions to