Health and Wellness

Last Updated: 11/23/2020 6:16 PM

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Thomas County Schools is committed to developing a comprehensive health and wellness program for our district.  The hope and challenge is to implement a whole-body approach to wellness that will impact our students, our staff, and will spill over into our community at large.  

 

Fun Family Activities

Looking for some ways to spend quality time together as a family this holiday season....check out these ideas from respectfulways.com

Sweet Potato

"Root"ing for sweet potatoes for all the healthy nutrients they pack...check out more here

Sleep Sanctuary

A good night’s sleep can help you feel energized, lower your risk of obesity, improve concentration and so much more. A good bedroom setup can help!

Check out the sleep resources available on the Sharecare app or website

 

GoNoodle

GoNoodle: Good Energy at Home is a free online resource that provides tons of ways for kids and families to be active, stay mindful, and keep on learning!

¡Crea buena energía con GoNoodle en español! En estos momentos que requieren de mas movimiento y buena energía GoNoodle quiere que todos los niños puedan disfrutar en casa de sus vídeos favoritos con toda su familia. ¡Ven y disfruta de nuevos videos cada semana!

 

Active Schools

Active Schools and its partners want to help during these challenging times.

You can access free online movement resources for your family to stay physically and mentally healthy – and have fun together.

 

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Stress Management

In uncertain times it’s natural to have higher stress levels.  However, it is important to take steps to manage your stress to feel happier and healthier. Log in Sharecare's Windows Channel Network to find some soothing videos that can help you relax during this time. You’ll find dozens of transformational videos for your body, mind, and soul. 

 

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How to keep your kids moving at home...there's something for everyone here

 

 

 

Monthly Observances

Diabetes

November is National #DiabetesMonth! Get tips from @NIDDKgov for taking care of youth who have diabetes: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/community-health-outreach/national-diabetes-month

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Check out these tips for making a Physical Activity plan for the whole family: https://bit.ly/2pkjQrC 

COVID-19

For more information on the Coronavirus click here to view the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) slide show

CDC’s Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) guidance for schools and childcare programs now includes Tips for Parents While School’s Out.

You can also find information on

Thomas County Nutrition

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For information on nutrition in our schools and links to menus, click here

Wellness Committee

Thomas County Wellness Local Board Policy 

Thomas County Wellness Regulations

Local Wellness Policy Progress Report

Resources for Staff

Resources for Students & Families

Resources for Health & Physical Education