Healthy Schools Initiatives

The Office of Healthy Schools is involved in several new and ongoing initiatives that support the goals of the State Superintendent of Education. Each of these programs serves to assist and enhance the services and support provided local school districts in making the connection between good student health and high academic achievement. For more information on each initiative, contact the Office of Healthy Schools at 601-359-1737.

2010 "Health is Academic" Initiatives

Health Is Academic - John D. Bower, M.D. School Health N2
New Albany Elementary - Coordinated School Health (video)

2009 "Health is Academic" Initiatives

Health Is Academic - John D. Bower, M.D. School Health N2
CDC Coordinated Approach to School Health Initiative
Excellence in Physical Education Certification Program
2010 Mississippi Healthy School Board Award Application Word   Pdf

Installation and Purchase of Combination Oven Steamer

Combination Oven Steamer Purchasing Procedures
Fryer to Oven Guide
Site Suitability Survey

Supplemental Resource Providers

To support the Mississippi Healthy Students Act, the Office of Healthy Schools has established a list of Supplemental Resource Providers. This link will provide resources for school districts to support the implementation of quality physical education and health education programs.

If you would like to request for a product to be reviewed for inclusion on the Supplemental Resource List please click on the Supplemental Resource Providers link to download the forms for submitting a proposal.

Lets Move!

Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, Let's Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years. Giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices. Providing healthier foods in our schools. Ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food. And, helping kids become more physically active.

You Gotta Move!

You’ve Gotta Move is an exciting activity-based program designed and delivered as an engaging combination of dance, activity and music for kindergarten to second grade students.  This video will get kids moving and their hearts pumping as they follow along with Catherine Carter and the You’ve Gotta Move kids. You’ve Gotta Move was designed so that it can be easily and successfully utilized right in the classroom.  Regular use of the DVD will help teachers achieve the competencies set forth by the Mississippi Physical Education Framework and the require-ments of the Mississippi Healthy Students Act.
Office of Healthy Schools     P.O. Box 771     Jackson, MS 39205-0771     Phone: (601) 359-1737     Fax: (601) 576-1417

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