Children’s Wellness Days is a program offered to all 3rd graders in the local school districts and private schools. Numerous community agencies volunteer with this yearly program with the goal of promoting the basic concepts of good health in an entertaining manner. The theme is "Wellness is a Rainbow", and the students rotate through seven stations & learn the key messages below.

Wellness is kindness...so, pass it on!

Being kind to others can actually help us be happy and healthy! There are many ways to be kind, including just giving a smile. What are some random acts of kindness that you and your child can do together?

Wellness is experiencing many emotions.

All feelings are OK. It's the behavior or expression that comes with some feelings that may cause problems. Recognizing the different feelings experienced throughout the day and having the skills to handle those feelings are important. Ask your child about an emotion they felt today and how they handled their response to that emotion.

Wellness is saying “no” to tobacco.

Your child learned that all tobacco products are harmful. They all contain ingredients that damage our bodies. They also contain nicotine, an addictive ingredient. Kids who smoke 2-3 cigarettes a day can get hooked in as short as two weeks. Nearly 90% of adult smokers began smoking by the age of 18. Let’s keep our children tobacco-free.

Wellness is staying healthy through exercise.

Both children and adults should include an enjoyable activity in their everyday lives as a way to improve health. Aerobic exercise increases the body’s ability to make the most of oxygen and improve energy. Strength exercise increases the size and strength of muscles. Both of these can be done with fun activities you enjoy.

Wellness is making healthy food choices.

Your child learned about making healthy food choices. Parents have a major impact on their child’s eating and physical activity patterns by offering a good example and a wide variety of foods. A strong focus on filling half your plate with fruits and vegetables can make a big contribution to a healthy lifestyle with less risk of chronic disease.

Wellness is being gun-safety smart.

Guns should be in a locked area and children should be taught to never touch a gun. Children need to inform a trusted adult if they come in contact with a gun.

Wellness is being fire-safety smart.

No one expects a fire in their home. It’s good for your family to create a fire escape plan, and don’t forget….if there is smoke in your house, remember to crawl to the wall.