Healthy Floyd works in collaboration to promote a culture of health and wellness in Floyd County, Virginia by offering diverse opportunities that encourage all members of our community to live a positive, healthy lifestyle.
Our strategies are to implement nutrition and wellness education, improve access to healthy foods, increase opportunities for physical activity, and raise public awareness in our schools and wider community. Our collaborative efforts have provided fertile ground and seed support for the initiation and development of community programs including
- 95210 Education
- Preschool Produce Deliveries
- Tasting Tuesdays
- Healthy Floyd 5K Walk/Run
- Floyd Moves Month
- Weekly Workouts with Floyd Moves It!
- Farm Field Trips, Tours & Educational Activities
- Kids’ and School Gardens
- Double Value SNAP benefits at our local Farmer’s Market
- School lactation rooms
In 2010, Floyd was awarded support through the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) to conduct a community needs and resource assessment resulting in the Healthy Community Team (HCTeam) and the Floyd County Childhood Obesity Prevention Plan. Since then, VFHY has continued to support the HCTeam in its efforts to improve the health and well-being of Floyd County families.
Partner organizations include Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth, Plenty!, Floyd County Public Schools, Floyd/Floyd County Parks & Rec., Citizens Cooperative, NRV Community Services, Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE), Head Start, New River Community Action, FCHS FCCLA, Women’s Committee of Floyd County Farm Bureau, The Floyd Press, Floyd Town Council, Jessie Peterman Memorial Library, Floyd County Multidisciplinary Team, Old Millstone Farm, Health of the Child Music Education, Tri-Area Community Health Center.
Other community supporters include the Barter Clinic, Blue Ridge Center for Chinese Medicine, Collins Chiropractic Clinic, Floyd Carilion Clinic, VA Department of Health, Floyd Pharmacy, Milestones Child Care, Floyd Baptist Preschool, Calvary Baptist Preschool, Floyd Farmers Market, Food Lion, Floyd Rotary Club, Clark’s Gas and Oil, Bank of Floyd, Profitt & Schroeder Attorneys, Healing Tree, Jim’s Grill, Slaughter’s Grocery, Harvest Moon, Mickey G’s Restaurant, Ray’s Restaurant, Subway, Blue Ridge Motion, Tuggle’s Gap Restaurant, Floyd Country Store, Jacksonville Center, June Bug Center, Black Water Loft, Mitchell’s Music, School House Fabrics, Wooly Jumper Yarns, Back Porch Dance Studio, Floyd EcoVillage, Floyd Fitness, Floyd Recreation Department, Great Oaks Country Club, Rutters Martial Arts, Dr. Conduff, and French Family Dentistry.