HEALTHY FLOYD

Promoting a culture of health and wellness in Floyd County, Virginia by offering diverse opportunities that encourage all members of our community to live a positive, healthy lifestyle.

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Healthy Learning Gardens

Floyd County students learn where their food comes from with Healthy Learning Gardens! Playing in dirt is healthy for kids!

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Healthy Floyd 5K

We’d love to see you on August 26th for our first-ever Healthy Floyd 5K. Click here for details and registration info.

Preschool Produce

To increase vegetable consumption, Healthy Floyd provides preschool families with free, fresh, local produce, plus recipes and tips for easy preparation.

Sugar Smarts Education

Did you know a 20 oz. cola contains twice the sugar content of a double-dip ice cream cone? Students learn to read nutrition labels and discover just how much sugar is added to popular foods and beverages.

Floyd Moves It!

Join us for weekly work-outs at the Jessie Peterman Memorial library.

"I Tried It!"

All Healthy Floyd nutrition programs (Preschool Produce, Sugar Smarts, Learning Gardens, Farm Field Trips) include yummy fruit and veggie tastings.

Healthy Learning Gardens

School and community Learning Gardens demonstrate the fun and delicious benefits of growing healthy foods locally, especially in your own backyard!

Floyd Moves

School-aged children should be getting 60 or more minutes of physical activity each day.  Preschoolers need at least 90, and adults need 30. Floyd Moves events and activities offer creative ways to ‘move it.’

Farm Field Trips

Local farms provide hands-on farm experiences and healthy eating inspiration and education for Floyd County students.

95210 Education & Activities

95210 is a national campaign implemented locally by Healthy Floyd. Don’t know what it means? Learn more here, or just ask a kid in Floyd!

Join Our Efforts!

There are so many great ways to be involved. Click here to get started.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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A HEALTHY COMMUNITY

Healthy Floyd works in collaboration to promote a culture of health and wellness in Floyd County, Virginia by offering diverse opportunities that encourage all members of our community to live a positive, healthy lifestyle.

Our strategies are to implement nutrition and wellness education, improve access to healthy foods, increase opportunities for physical activity, and raise public awareness in our schools and wider community. Our collaborative efforts have provided fertile ground and seed support for the initiation and development of community programs including

  • 95210 Education
  • Preschool Produce Deliveries
  • “I Tried It!” Tasting Tuesdays
  • Healthy Floyd 5K Run/Walk
  • Floyd Moves Activities
  • Sugar Smarts Lessons
  • Weekly Workouts with Floyd Moves It!
  • Farm Field Trips, Tours & Educational Activities
  • Healthy Learning Gardens
  • Double Value SNAP benefits at our local Farmer’s Market
  • School lactation rooms

In 2010, Floyd was awarded support through the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) to conduct a community needs and resource assessment resulting in the Healthy Community Team (HCTeam) and the Floyd County Childhood Obesity Prevention Plan.  Since then, VFHY has continued to support the HCTeam in its efforts to improve the health and well-being of Floyd County families.

In 2016, the HCTeam incorporated as its own local non-profit, HEALTHY FLOYD.

Partner organizations include Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth, Plenty!, Floyd County Public Schools, Floyd/Floyd County Parks & Rec., Citizens Cooperative, NRV Community Services, Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE), NRV Head Start, New River Community Action, FCHS FCCLA, Women’s Committee of Floyd County Farm Bureau, The Floyd Press, Floyd Town Council, Jessie Peterman Memorial Library, Floyd County Multidisciplinary Team, Old Millstone Farm, Health of the Child Music Education, Tri-Area Community Health Center.

Other community supporters have included the Barter Clinic, Blue Ridge Center for Chinese Medicine, Collins Chiropractic Clinic, Floyd Carilion Clinic, VA Department of Health, Floyd Pharmacy, Milestones Child Care, Floyd Baptist Preschool, Calvary Baptist Preschool, Floyd Farmers Market, Food Lion, Floyd Rotary Club, Clark’s Gas and Oil, Bank of Floyd, Profitt & Schroeder Attorneys, Healing Tree, Jim’s Grill, Slaughter’s Grocery, Harvest Moon, Mickey G’s Restaurant, Ray’s Restaurant, Subway, Blue Ridge Motion, Tuggle’s Gap Restaurant, Floyd Country Store, Jacksonville Center, June Bug Center, Black Water Loft, Mitchell’s Music, School House Fabrics, Wooly Jumper Yarns, Back Porch Dance Studio, Floyd EcoVillage, Floyd Fitness, Floyd Recreation Department, Great Oaks Country Club, Rutters Martial Arts, Dr. Conduff, and French Family Dentistry.

Healthy Floyd 5K Run/Walk

Healthy Floyd’s Mission is to promote a culture of health and wellness by offering diverse opportunities encouraging all members of our community to live a positive, healthy lifestyle.  Save the date for our first 5K Run/Walk!

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Movement Breaks through out the school day

The following is a list of movement breaks teachers can use during the school day. These movement breaks are not meant to replace daily recess or physical education classes. These movement breaks are to be used to provide students with quick movement breaks through...

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Movement Videos for Teachers

This is a list of movement videos for teachers to use in the classroom. These videos are not meant to replace regular outdoor recess or physical education classes. These links are provided as a tool to add quick movement breaks throughout the school day and for rainy...

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Literacy, Eating, and Activity for Preschoolers (LEAP)

The risk factors of poor nutrition and physical inactivity begin early in life. The Literacy, Eating, and Activity for Preschoolers (LEAP) for Health curriculum was developed by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. Facilitators read books that...

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