MSDH and its partners are offering free training in BodyWorks — a new program designed to help parents and caregivers of children ages 9 to 13 to improve family eating and activity habits.
Using the BodyWorks Toolkit, this program focuses on parents as role models and provides them the hands-on tools to make small, specific behavior changes to prevent obesity and help maintain a healthy weight. The BodyWorks program uses a train-the-trainer model to distribute the Toolkit through community-based organizations, state health agencies, non-profit organizations, health clinics, hospitals and health care systems.
The program includes one six-hour training module for trainers and ten 90-minute weekly sessions for parents and caregivers.
Learn how to implement the BodyWorks Toolkit into your program and play an important role in improving the health of families.
- Health educators at state, community or health system level
- Community leaders
- School nurses
- Scouting leaders
- Worksite wellness program coordinators
- Others interested in becoming BodyWorks trainers
- Thursday, April 7
- Saturday, April 30
- Tuesday, May 10
- Friday, June 24
- Friday, July 22
- Saturday, August 20
- Tuesday, September 20
All sessions take place in Jackson
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