John E. Ford PK-8 School

Wellness February 2016

What's up with Health this Month?

1st-29th American Heart Month

1st-7th African Heritage & Health Week (but who says it has to stop then?)

14th National Donor Day

EAP * Employee Assistance Program through Corporate Care Works

This program provides:

  • Help with balancing work and family day-to-day life
  • Free, confidential counseling sessions for you or your family members for personal issues such as stress, family/marital concerns, depression, anxiety, grief and addictions.
  • Counseling at convenient office locations throughout Duval County, close to work or home.
  • 24-hour EAP Helpline
  • Referral program to help you find child care, improve your life, care for aging parents, etc.
  • Wellness Seminars on topics such as Creating Work Life Balance, Financial Fitness: Controlling Your Debt, Staying Tough in Tough Times, and Stress Management to name a few.
  • Help with legal issues and financial issues.

And much, much, more...

Call the free, confidential, 24-hour CARELINE at 800-327-9757.


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Join the 5-2-1-0 Campaign & Help combat childhood obesity!

As a way to help combat childhood obesity, a new initiative called “5-2-1-0 Campaign” is taking place throughout Jacksonville. Announced on Wednesday, “5-2-1-0” is a numeric acronym for promoting kids have “five servings of fruit, two hours of less recreational screen time, one hour of physical activity, and no sugary drinks” each day. Officials from multiple organizations have taken the “5-2-1-0” pledge, including Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti. Learn more at