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Improving School Health: Mississippi Success Stories. Office of Healthy Schools. Building Healthy Students. Family. School. Community. “Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead.

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Improving School Health:

Mississippi Success Stories

Office of Healthy Schools

building healthy students
Building Healthy Students

Family

School

Community

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“Never doubt that a small

group of committed people

can change the world.

Indeed, it is the only thing

that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

what is a success
WHAT is a success?

Schools and districts throughout Mississippi are making changes to improve nutrition and physical activity for students, staff, and families. Some are major changes - others are ‘baby’ steps towards a healthy school environment.

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“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

Henry Ford

amory school district
Amory School District

Amory Middle School adopted a policy that allows students to drink water in the classroom - so they are properly hydrated and ready to learn.

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Amory School District

Amory Middle School received the “Active Lifestyle Model School Award” after successfully participating in the President’s Fitness Challenge.

desoto county schools
DeSoto County Schools

Hernando Elementary introduced a snack program where apples, oranges, and bananas are sold to students for just 25 cents.

madison county schools
Madison County Schools

Madison Station Elementary promoted their breakfast program - more than doubling participation from 137 to 317 students.

moss point schools
Moss Point Schools

Magnolia Junior High removed soft drinks from vending machines - replacing them with healthier choices - milk, 100% juice, and sports drinks.

carroll county schools
Carroll County Schools

Marshall Elementary removed soft drinks from vending machines - replacing them with healthier choices - milk, 100% juice, and sports drinks.

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DeSoto County Schools

Shadow Oaks Elementary offers 30 minutes of daily physical activity for every student - with special recognition for those who walk with the principal at recess.

gulfport school district
Gulfport School District

Pass Road Elementary students have daily FANtastic Movement Moments - 5 minutes of physical activity to help them be more alert and able to focus in class.

brookhaven school district
Brookhaven School District

Alexander Junior High offers intramural basketball and volleyball, as well as walking, aerobics, and dance activities before school each day.

starkville school district
Starkville School District

All elementary schools have removed deep fryers as part of their overall commitment toward healthier food preparation.

columbus school district
Columbus School District

All schools have completely removed deep fryers as part of their overall commitment toward healthier food preparation.

petal school district
Petal School District

W.L. Smith Elementary teachers worked with students to set personal goals for a healthier lifestyle - and helped them monitor their weekly progress.

clarksdale school district
Clarksdale School District

Schools now have Physical Education teachers to provide PE classes for all students.

grenada school district
Grenada School District

Grenada Middle School began a morning exercise routine via school-wide telecasting - with students standing beside their desks in classrooms.

east tallahatchie district
East Tallahatchie District

Charleston Middle School involved parents in school wellness by sponsoring “Family Fun and Fitness Nights.”

natchez adams district
Natchez-Adams District

All schools involved parents in school wellness by sponsoring “Family Fun and Fitness Nights.”

greenville public schools
Greenville Public Schools

Stern Enhancement taught students about healthier food choices - and some then gave their parents advice while grocery shopping.

jackson county schools
Jackson County Schools

Four elementary schools (East Central Upper and Lower and Vancleave Upper and Lower)received Silver Awards in USDA’s HealthierUS School Challenge.

act as though it is impossible to fail
Act as though

it is impossible to fail!

resources for success
Resources for Success

For more information

601-359-1737

www.healthyschoolsms.org

Mississippi Department of Education

Office of Healthy Schools

P.O. Box 771

Jackson, MS 39205

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