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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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School Health Advisory Board helps with 5210 surveys

For the last two years, Floyd County's School Health Advisory Board has administered a "5210" survey to all elementary students in the county. This survey helps Floyd's Healthy Community Team gain nutrition and fitness data for children in kindergarten through 7th...

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Master Food Volunteers

Virginia Cooperative Extension provides educational resources for our community made available through the VCE website (http://www.ext.vt.edu/ ) and local programming. Programming addresses Nutrition, Health and Wellness, Financial Wellness, Gardening, and Youth...

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Healthy School Snacks

­Each day in kindergarten and first grade at every elementary school in Floyd County comes ‘snack time.’ Most children bring something to munch on from home.  But a few don’t.  Maybe they forgot or their parents forgot.  Maybe the family budget doesn’t include...

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Community Update on School Food Initiatives

More than 50 people gathered at the Floyd Country Store to learn and talk about the role of locally sourced food in nutrition and public school cafeterias during a SustainFloyd event. SustainFloyd partners with a series of other community organizations to carry out...

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Eco Top Chef

In 2013 Plenty!'s VISTA volunteer Alexis Bressler, piloted an "Eco Top Chef" Project at Floyd County High School to motivate students to learn more about local food systems. Guest speakers presented on local farms, businesses and food pantries and students tried an...

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Portable Produce

Gardeners love sharing their produce and neighbors love receiving them. Plenty! helps bring them together. If your garden is growing more than you can use just drop off your surplus at Plenty! Plenty! has coolers to keep things fresh until they can be delivered...

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School Gardens

School gardens are a fun and effective way to help children learn about the growing process of plants and where vegetables come from. In 2009 Plenty! established a garden at Floyd Elementary with the help of fifth grade teacher, Alice Hardin. Since then garden lessons...

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Community Garden

The Floyd Community Garden began in 2010 when David Larsen donated land next to the Northside Mall. The garden has been growing and changing ever since. It is a place for community members to express themselves creatively, share knowledge and friendship, support...

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Rev Your Bev!

You wouldn’t eat 54 cubes of sugar, so why are you drinking them? Stop trying to fuel your body with sugar, and “Rev Your Bev.”  That’s the message being delivered by New River Valley Community Services (NRVCS), youth activists, teachers, and health advocates across...

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