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.

Healthy Learning Gardens

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

Healthy Floyd 5K

Following the upsurge of the Delta Variant, members of the Healthy Floyd 5K Committee have been closely monitoring the vaccination rates, CDC/VDH recommendations, and case/hospitalization/death percentages.

We are especially concerned by the Delta Variant’s high infection rates among young people and the unvaccinated, and the sharp rise in hospitalizations of infants, children, and teens.

 Adhering to Healthy Floyd’s mission to promote a culture of heath and wellness for all members of the Floyd community, we have decided to postpone our 2021 Healthy Floyd 5K until further notice.

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.

Tasting Tuesdays

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.

Walk A Mile With Healthy Floyd

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

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 activities offer creative ways to ‘move it.’

Preschool Produce

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

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!

Floyd Moves It!

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

Farm Field Trips

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

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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
  • Toddler Time with Healthy Floyd
  • HF After School Clubs
  • Healthy By Nature 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, 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.  

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