BeHealthy School Kids
The Behealthy School Kids Program is a nutrition education program targeting Pre
K through 5th grade students at all Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Elementary Schools.
At each school, we strive to reach students, staff, faculty, and parents through
bulletin boards, morning announcements, quarterly newsletters, grade-level presentations,
School Wellness Committee technical assistance, PTA workshops and/or special events.
We also provide media communication opportunities for schools to link to monthly
tips and newsletters on the Forsyth County Public Health website. A Public Health
Educator collaborates with principals, teachers, students, and parents, to support
healthier lifestyle choices through individual change and environmental policies
- Creating and distributing healthier snack option list for parents
- Supporting healthier options for school functions (parties, fundraisers, etc.)
- Removing or reducing access for students, teachers, and staff to sugary drinks
- Increasing community access to trails, tracks, etc. on school grounds to increase
To view the program brochure, click here:
The BeHealthy School Kids Program uses the
OrganWise Guys curriculum along with USDA’s MyPlate materials to teach and
share our key messages.
- Make half of your plate fruits and vegetables
- Make half of your grains whole grains
- Eat fat-free or low-fat milk products daily
- Choose lean protein or meat
- Drink lots of water
- Be physically active 1 hour every day
BeHealthy School Kids Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to assist the Public Health Educator in the following capacities:
- Office Volunteers help count out & bundle worksheets, newsletters, books,
etc for school delivery. Volunteers can complete hours weekly or monthly.
- Family Fitness Night Volunteers help coordinate and supervise fitness activity
station for families. Fitness nights are usually 1.5 to 2 hours in length and full
Family Fitness Activities
- Sack Races - Participants get inside of sacks and proceed to turn-around
cone and back.
- Ball Throw Race - Participants face each other and pass the ball back and
forth . . . down and back.
- Kickball/Cone - Participants kick the ball around each cone . . . down and
- Three Legged Race - Participants tie legs together with resistance band,
run/walk to cone and back.
- Kangaroo Hop - With ball placed between knees/legs, participants hop to cone