MSU Receives Grant for Community Health Program

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Starkville, Miss. Mississippi State University has been awarded a $250,000 grant that will be used for a program focusing on community health.

University officials say the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation grant will establish the MSU Health Fitness and Wellness Program. The program will offer informational lectures, a children's camp and other efforts aimed at promoting fitness, nutrition and general health.

The one-year program will begin in August, WTVA-TV reports.