Mississippi Link Newswire The American Heart Association is urging Metro Jackson citizens and businesses to support Go Red for Women by participating in National Wear Red Day on Feb. 5. Why Go Red? Heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Fortunately, those […]
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — You can’t buy hearts, kidneys or other organs but money can still help you get one. Wealthy people are more likely to get on multiple waiting lists and score a transplant, and less likely to die while waiting for one, a new study finds. The work confirms what many have long suspected — […]
The Mississippi Link Newswire Jackson, Miss. – Americans are spending more time than ever sitting in front of screens – at work and at home –which means less time being active. Physical inactivity has a detrimental effect on your health. Studies have shown that inactive people can double their risk of heart disease. April 2, […]
Jackson area businesses are encouraged to apply for the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites Program. Applications are due by November 1, 2013. The program recognizes employers who champion the health of their employees by creating physical activity programs within the workplace and is designed to be a catalyst for positive change in American business. The […]
By Ayesha K. Mustafaa
Davis Magnet Elementary School set the new pace for changing the trend that shows Mississippi as the leading state in obesity and in food insecurity, when it became the first school in Mississippi to receive a Teaching Garden, piloted by the American Heart Association (AHA) last year on a national level.
The American Heart Association’s Teaching Gardens program selected Davis, thanks to a sponsorship by the Jackson Heart Foundation. This program uses a school garden to teach students about nutrition and inspire them to eat more fruits and vegetables….
Davis Magnet Elementary school will reap fresh veggies and fruits this Spring
JACKSON, MS – On September 20, the American Heart Association unveiled Mississippi’s first Teaching Garden with the support of the Jackson Heart Foundation. The first school to receive the garden is Davis Magnet Elementary in the capital city, which is locally sponsored by the Jackson Heart Foundation.
The American Heart Association Teaching Gardens is an innovative national, school-based program to re-establish what it means to be healthy. Aimed at elementary school students, the Teaching Garden program provides hands-on learning experiences rooted in offering nutritional choices.