The Delta Health Alliance

Healthy Kids & Teens

It all starts before birth, with prenatal care. After they’re born, it involves everything from regular, safe, active play, to a balanced diet, plenty of rest, and dressing right. Everything you’d like to know about the subject of keeping your kids healthy you’ll find right here.

To break the cycle of obesity, DHA is starting early with school-aged children through a program called Meeting the Special Food and Nutrition Needs of Students in the School Setting. It is a collaborative effort with the University of Mississippi and participating Delta schools. Students learn about food, health eating and the correlation between poor nutrition and obesity. Vegetable gardens are being planted at Delta schools and new cafeteria menus being implemented — all in an effort to give students a head start on healthier living.