COLUMBUS, Miss. – Educators from around the Golden Triangle are at Mississippi University for Women learning about the importance of incorporating nutrition and physical activity in their classrooms.

About 20 teachers are participating in the fourth Wellness Institute, a Passport to Wellness program funded through the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation. The institute ends Thursday, July 13.

Each day begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. with a variety of activities and range of topics such as childhood obesity, brain-based learning techniques, a demonstration of yoga moves that can be done at the desk and more.

“The office of Outreach & Innovation is so excited to host the fourth Wellness Institute for Teachers through the Passport to Wellness program. We have seen such positive change come from this event and hope that more teachers in the future would partner with us to make health a priority in our community,” said April Barlow, interim associate director of Outreach & Innovation.

Teachers must attend all three days to receive credit for CEUs, stipend and resources for the classroom.

July 10, 2017
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