PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) – School college students from throughout the state of Mississippi are coming collectively to supply a coaching program to assist the Pine Belt group attain their well being objectives for summer season.
This “Transfer & Eat 2 Stay” group-based program was developed by a registered dietitian and is a part of an schooling expertise for college kids within the INBRE (Concept Community of Biomedical Analysis Excellence) Outreach Scholar group.
“These college students additionally get to do outreach with the group,” stated Jennifer Lemacks, Southern Miss Affiliate Professor and Affiliate Dean for analysis within the School of Nursing and Well being Professions. “So, one of many outreach actions that they’re doing this summer season is to really implement a diet and bodily exercise program with group members.”
Lemacks stated with the well being program situated at each the Temple Baptist Church in Hattiesburg and Health Depot in Ellisville, this a means for group members to get a well being program proper of their yard.
“Not solely do the group members get to be taught and get help to enhance their diet and bodily exercise behaviors to attain their well being objectives, the scholars additionally get to learn to not simply ship this programming however the right way to talk and expertise and interacting with actual individuals to attain their well being objectives,” stated Lemacks.
This system is grant-funded and due to this fact free for contributors.
“These well being points, you recognize, have nice price for all of us, and you recognize, Mississippi is notorious for having the worst well being outcomes throughout the nation, and so it is a means for the college to really give again present a wealthy coaching expertise for our college students but in addition contribute towards the answer to handle Mississippi’s precedence well being points,” stated Lemacks.
Anybody 18 years and older can join ‘Transfer & Eat 2 Stay’ by clicking the registration link.
The well being classes will begin Tuesday June 14 and might be held each Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., with the tip date on July twenty first.
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