TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The Move To Learn program is in three Tupelo schools this week.
This program is sponsored by the Mississippi-based Bower Foundation, the Mississippi Department of Education and the Healthy Tupelo Task Force.
Teachers learn about short exercise programs that can be done throughout the day, and not just ones that can be done during physical education class.
Fitness expert Larry Calhoun said, "We're encouraging movement within the classroom setting. We do know they are many children who learn best by movement."
The 5-2-1 Week in schools focuses on five fruits and vegetables a day, two hours of less computer, phone and tv time, and a focus on at least one hour of exercise.
Student A.J. Toliver said, "We learned it's good to exercise and get your muscles to working. You should drink lots of water so that your body will function right."
Student Jena Klauser said, "He said drink lots of water because your body is made up of 70 percent water. He said if you eat fruit you'll get healthier."
Organizers of this get fit program hope it goes well beyond the hallways of school.
Donna Loden with the Tupelo Healthy Task Force said, "This message is a message we hope sticks. This is a message that everyone no matter what your age can benefit from."
Organizers here say they hope these daily fitness reminders will help children do better in their class work and, ultimately, their overall health.