BeHealthy School Kids

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 such as:

  • 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 physical activity

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BeHealthy 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

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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 of fun.

Family Fitness Activities

Three Legged Race
  • 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 back.
  • 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 and back.