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.
Preschool and elementary students try out new veggies and healthy recipes cooked up by Floyd High School Culinary Arts students. All Healthy Floyd nutrition programs (Preschool Produce, Sugar Smarts, Learning Gardens) also include yummy fruit and veggie tastings.
A spin-off of Floyd Moves It!, this one is specifically a walking work-out that can be done inside or out, with a group or at home. Watch for multiple days, times & sites on the Healthy Floyd Facebook page www.facebook.com/healthyfloyd
School-aged children should be getting 60 or more minutes of physical activity each day. Preschoolers need at least 90, and adults need 30. Check out the Healthy Floyd FB page for photos from our 2023 Floyd Moves activities at Check, Floyd, Willis and Indian Valley Elementary Schools!
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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 in the schools
- Healthy By Nature activities
- Sugar Smarts Lessons
- Weekly Workouts with Floyd Moves It!
- Toddler Time with Healthy Floyd
- Farm Field Trips, Tours & Educational Activities
- Healthy Learning Gardens
- Double Value SNAP benefits at our local Farmer’s Market
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, Floyd County Public Schools, Floyd/Floyd County Parks & Rec., Citizens Cooperative, NRV Community Services, Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE), Plenty!, the June Bug Center, 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, Milestones Childcare Center, Floyd Rotary Club, 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, 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, Heart of the Child Music, 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, 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 By Nature
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.