Health and Wellness

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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.  

Lauren Duplantis, PhD

Health & Wellness Coordinator

 

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

 

Health resourcesPE resources

Wondering what Health & PE resources are available online? 

Click here for a list of resources available

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New! Tips for Parents While School’s Out

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

 

coronavirus

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

Heritage Run

The Heritage Run/Walk has been postponed.  Please check the Thomasville Y for more information.

 

12 step stress management plan

Although stress is a normal part of everyday life, when stress levels skyrocket to an unhealthy level it can take a big toll on your overall health.

The Be Well SHBP program has the tools to help.

 

how students benefit from quality sleep

While it may seem easy to put sleep on the backburner, doing so can cause negative a ripple effect, leading to more serious health issues and even poor performance in school. Investing in a good night’s sleep is actually one of the best things you can do for your grades and your mental well-being.

 

If You Don't Protect Your Kids From Vaping, Who Will?

Over 5,700 kids start vaping every day.  Misconceptions, peer pressure and marketing tactics all contribute to the staggering rise. Talk to your kids about e-cigarettes while they're still willing to listen.  Click here for a conversation guide, resources, and more!

 

 

Wellness Resources

 

National Nutrition Month 2020

March is National Nutrition Month

Learn more about #NationalNutritionMonth: https://sm.eatright.org/NNMinfo

National Kidney Month

March is National Kidney Month! Learn about the link between high blood pressure and kidney disease

Learn more here

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

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