Farmingdale School Health Council News!

We are a grass roots group of people who assist students and families with ideas and activities, here in town and at school, to help reduce childhood obesity and improve the children’s future health.  Anyone in the community is welcome to join us!

Recent News:

February 2015 Fun Family Fitness & Nutrition News.pdf

Kid Friendly Healthy Tips

Check out some Family Fun Activities going on:)

Health Council was published recently in the National Association of School Nurses magazine!
Check it out School Health Council .pdf

Walk To School Wednesday happens RAIN or SHINE :) :)

Some things we have done so far include:

  • W2SW (Walk to School Wednesdays) – promoting healthy regular walking to school
  • Entertaining programs for students as well as for parents/adults with fast and fun ways to eat well and exercise (Fun Family Olympics; Healthy Holidays and” Kid Power!”, to name a few!)
  • Improved food based celebration guidelines for parents and staff at school
  • Community School Garden, with fresh vegetables grown by students and staff
  • Indoor Fitness Trail inside the school hallways
  • Skate Time roller skating curriculum for 3 weeks in school, so kids can learn the basics and skate safely in town as well
The first Walking School Bus in Monmouth County (WOW!!!!) has started here at Farmingdale School (on Route #1) with enthusiastic fun, exercise and safety for the "drivers" and "passengers"! We hope to gradually add more routes in the new year as more volunteer drivers become available. Contact the school's WSB Coordinators at 732-938-9611 for more information! Have fun and "Get on Board"!

See what we have done :)

Click the link below to check out the article in the Asbury Park Press about Farmingdale School's Health Council and the Kid Power Program Event

Farmingdale School shows kids some healthy alternatives

Click the link below to check out the article in the Monmouth County Public Health Newsletter about Farmingdale School's Pilot Program with the Health Department for our Health Council !!

Monmouth County Partners with School Health Council