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Partnerships to Promote Healthy Lifestyles for Children and Communities

Project Purpose:
The purpose of the project is to promote healthy lifestyles by educating young children (pre-K and Kindergarten), their parents, teachers, and community members on topics related to obesity and active lifestyles (e.g., healthy foods, healthy lifestyles, and associated diseases, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease).

Project Team / Partnerships:
The project team includes researchers representing various Triodisciplines at Mississippi State University (e.g., social sciences, nutrition, human sciences, and communication), personnel at HealthWorks! North Mississippi, a children’s health education center in Tupelo, MS, and health/medical consultants.

Project Format / Outputs:
A variety of educational materials and programs are being developed, including community awareness/media activities such as public service announcements (PSAs), a social media site, and print media.


Radio/Video Spots
Farm and Family Radio – May 25, 2016 – Julie Parker
The Food Factor – MSU Extension

Public Service Announcements

Be Smart PSA

Be Active PSA

Be a Leader PSA

60-Second House Call Segments

Fact Sheets:

Church Bulletins:

Additional Resources
National Institutes of Health – Science Education Partnership Award Program
HealthWorks! North Mississippi
USDA MyPlate

Find your local YMCA here
BMI Calculator
Physical Activity Guidelines

Mississippi State University Extension Services
Find your local Farmers Market here
Farmers Market Coalition
Find your local 4-H here

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