Mississippi Head Start Workers Learn Fitness and Nutrition

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Nearly 250 Head Start workers from across Mississippi gathered Tuesday in Jackson for a Healthy Living and Eating Summit.

They did exercises inside the Mississippi Trade Mart -- simple, inexpensive activities they can do to get their preschoolers up and moving.

They also picked up nutrition tips from several chefs.

Gov. Haley Barbour told the workers they can have a positive influence on children from low-income families. About 27,000 Mississippi children attend Head Start centers.

A new federal study shows Mississippi has the highest rate of childhood obesity in the nation, at nearly 22 percent. Nationally, more than 16 percent of 10- to 17-year-olds are obese.


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