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Posted on: March 2, 2011

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.

Who should attendMississippi State Department of Health logo

  • 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

Scheduled Sessions

  • 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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