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2011 Governor's Award B.L. Bell Academy (Boyle) and Delta State University Healthy Campus/Community Initiative: Fit-Tastic
Duration of partnership: 1 year 4 volunteers Impacts 84 students
Fit-Tastic Fridays launched at school to improve diet and fitness habits and
education for 4th, 5th and 6th graders.
Involved registered dietitian, fitness coordinator and DSU physical education
and nutrition majors to provide professional oversight and instruction.
Activities included hands-on nutritional and fitness activities and parental
positive behavioral changes and increased consumption of fruits and vegetables.
Assessments showed a 23% increase in knowledge of healthy nutrition and 18%
increase in the number of students enjoying physically active games at recess.