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Organizing a Health and Wellness Event

Step 1: Gather interested stakeholders to create a committee

  • Gather interested stakeholders to create a planning committee.  Suggestions are not limited to but may include:

     

    • School administration

    • Teachers

    • Student representatives

    • PTA members

    • Community and business partners

    • School nurse

Step 2: Determine the type of event to host

 

wellness fair exhibit and crowds
  • Determine the type of event to host.  Suggested events include:


    • Family Fun Nights

    • Fitness and Health Expo

    • Family Fun Run or Walk

    • Walk or Bike to School Day

    • Fitness Nights

    • 5k Run or Walk

    • Bike Rodeo

    • Wellness Night

       

    *A more in depth list of Wellness Activity Ideas may be found below.


Step 3: Get Site Approval

  • Schedule a date and time for your event.

Step 4: Funding

Step 5: Purchase Supplies

  • Design the event.  Some questions to consider:

    • Will you invite outside resources, such as vendors, to set up tables?

    • Will your event be indoors/outdoors/both?

    • Will you need community police support for events such as walks or runs?

    • Is there a cost associated with your event?

      • How will tickets be sold and or collected?

      • Are you selling t-shirts?

    • Is food a part of your event?

Step 6: Plant!

  • Ensure that you have enough volunteers to run the event.


 

Possible Activities:

Possible Booth/Table Ideas

  • Yoga

  • Zumba

  • Fitness Instructors

  • Virginia Wellness Tests

  • Fitness Stations

  • Parent-Student Fitness Workout

  • Guest Speakers

  • Parent-Student Challenges

  • Online/Video Gaming Workouts

  • Jump Roping

  • Team Sports – Basketball, Volleyball

  • Individual Sports – Bowling, Tennis, Badminton

  • Obstacle Course

  • Fun Run/Race

  • Bike lessons

     

  • Blood Pressure Screenings

  • Healthy Snack Preparation

  • Local Fitness Clubs

  • Local Nutritionist or Food Prep Company

  • Local Grocery Stores

  • Local Health Clinics

  • Local Doctors (Physical Therapy, Pediatrician, Orthopedist, Chiropractor)

  • Handwashing

  • Local Dentist

  • Bike Safety Checks & Helmet Checks

Possible Incentives

Winners Prize Cup

 

Wellness Activity Ideas

  • Fitness Warriors

  • Walk to School Day

  • Morning Mad Minute – 2 minute morning fitness routine during the school news

  • 12 Days of Fitness – morning school news

  • Tennis Club

  • Yoga Club

  • Martial Arts Club

  • Running Club

  • Sports Club

  • Game Club

  • Gymnastics Club

  • Table Tennis Club

  • Lacrosse Club

  • Boot Camp for parents and kids

  • Floor Hockey Club

  • Dance Club

  • Jump Rope Club

  • Fitness Club

  • Girls on the Run

  • Boys on the Run

  • Soccer Club

  • Walking Club

  • Track & Field Club

  • Basketball Club

  • Cheer

  • Juggling Club

  • Obstacle Course

  • Fitness Friday for Staff

  • Family Fitness Night

  • Pride in our Health Night

  • Health Fair

  • School Garden

  • Blood Drive

  • Flu Shots

  • Bike to School Day

  • Family Fun Run

  • Dance Event

  • Field Day

  • Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart

  • NFL Play 60

  • Special Olympics Team

  • Golf Tournament

  • Adventures to Fitness

  • Student – Faculty games

  • Bowling Event

  • Skating Event

  • Zumba

  • Pedometer Contest

  • Wellness Monday

  • Healthy Cooking

  • NFL Punt/Pass/Kick

  • Community Wellness Day

  • Healthy Breakfast

  • Fitness Logs

  • Student Work Out Videos

  • Nutrition Tips on the News

  • Kids Cooking