National Wear Red Day is Feb. 5

February 4, 2016 in Health

 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. […]

Wealth may give advantage for getting organ transplants, study finds

November 10, 2015 in Health

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 […]

Tied to be Fit: American Heart Association Raising Awareness of the Importance of Physical Activity During 2014 National Walking Day

April 1, 2014 in Health, News

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 […]

American Heart Association Looking for Fit-Friendly Worksites

November 5, 2013 in Health, uReport

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 […]

Mississippi returns to its roots with new Teaching Garden initiative

October 4, 2012 in Education, News, Top Stories

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa

Staff Writer

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….

MISSISSIPPI’S FIRST TEACHING GARDEN SPRINGS UP AT A LOCAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

September 21, 2012 in Education, News, Top Stories

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.