B.L. Bell Academy (Boyle) and Delta State University Healthy Campus/Community Initiative: Fit-Tastic Fridays
Duration of partnership: 1 year
Impacts 84 students
Activities: 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 involvement.
Results: Encouraged 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.