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BeHealthy Kids Program

BeHealthy School Kids

The Be Healthy 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.

2023-2024 Be Healthy School Kids Schedule and Family Fitness Nights

School Dates Family Fitness Night
Smith Farm School November 13th-17th November 17th
Caleb's Creek Elementary December 4th-8th December 8th
Frank Morgan Elementary December 11th-15th December 14th
Southwest Elementary January 8th-12th January 11th
Sedge Garden Elementary January 16th-23rd January 24th
Rural Hall Elementary January 29th-February 2nd February 1st
Brunson Elementary Febraury 12th-16th February 16th
Ashley Academy February 26th-March 1st March 1st
Mineral Springs March 11th-15th March 14th
Vienna Elementary April 15th-19th April 19th
Konnoak Elementary April 29th-May 1st May 1st
Old Richmond Elementary May 13th-17th May 17th

Family Fitness Nights at each school will consist of door prizes, healthy snacks, and two 30-minute activity sessions! Below are the descriptions of the activities that you may participate in while at these fitness nights!

Crazy Running offers running, track and field and conditioning programs for young athletes ages 3 – 17. Our programs are typically 8-week sessions, and we offer a variety of different training opportunities throughout the year. Athletes can train with us year-round with 5k Training, Winter Conditioning, Summer Track and Field, Family 5k Training, and Speed and Agility Training. Our goal is to positively impact the health and future of young athletes through running.
Home of Yoga(mmunity). Bringing the community together through yoga practice, one asana at a time
Kat's Travelling Studio delivers fantastic, focused coaching & training right to your door, with a variety of fitness styles to choose from! From dance, to high-intensity interval training, to core endurance, to mobility!
We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise.

Besides BeHealthy School Kids we try to reach all students in Forsyth County by partnering with local YWCAs, Parks and Recreation centers, and other community partners by offering summer camps and after-school programs. Below are two programs we provide during those times:

BeHealthy School Kids

A 4- week Summer Youth Nutrition program, targeting elementary aged children, that promotes healthy eating through educational sessions on MyPlate and healthy snack cooking tutorials.

Program Dates Coming in Summer 2024

Below are some of the recipes made by students at the camp.

Spanish Recipe Cards

Past Recipe Cards
BeHealthy School Kids

A 10-week family focused garden, nutrition, and physical activity after-school program that will help reduce childhood obesity numbers in Forsyth County. Elementary age children will learn to try new vegetables, understand the benefits of MyPlate, and learn how to plant a garden! All produce harvested from the student gardens will not only be taste tested by students but donated to the Healthy Corner Store Initiative to help aid food deserts in Forsyth County. At the end of the program students will earn their Junior Master Gardener Certificate!

Interested? Complete this form:

Miller Park Recreation Center
Fall/Winter Session: Tuesdays 4pm-5pm
Spring Session: Begins Monday, March 4th, 2024

Check out the curriculum at

Health Observances

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances that align with our priorities for improving health across Forsyth County. Use these observances to incorporate new foods you have not tried before or add a fun physical activity to do with your family to improve overall health!

National Oatmeal Month
National Soup Month

American Heart Month
National Grapefruit Month

National Celery Month
World Water Day (March 22)

National Pecan Month
Kid's Yoga Day (April 5)
National Walking Day (Fifth Wednesday in April)

National Asparagus Month
National Bike Month
National Physical Education and Sport Week (May 1-7)

National Fruits and Vegetables Month
National Great Outdoors Month

National Peach Month
National Hop-A-Park Day (July 1)

National Golf Month
National Exercise with Your Children Week (First week of August)
National Watermelon Day (August 3)

National Whole Grains Month
National Family Health and Fitness Day (September 24)

National Spinach Lovers Month
Bring Your Family to PE Week (First week in October)

National Pepper Month
National Take a Hike Day (November 17)

National Root Vegetable Month
National Tomato and Winter Squash Month
National Stretching Day (December 11)

Below are resources you can use to help celebrate these observances with recipes and parks to get outside:

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Winston Salem, NC 27101
Phone: 336-703-3800
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Winston Salem, NC 27101
Phone: 336-776-3255

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Winston Salem, NC 27105
Phone: 336-703-2480

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