Healthy Heroes Program increases health education across state

Living a healthy and active life is important and first responders across the state are sharing the importance of this with Mississippi’s students.

Posted: Oct 14, 2017 8:07 AM
Updated: Oct 14, 2017 8:07 AM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) – Living a healthy and active life is important and first responders across the state are sharing the importance of this with Mississippi’s students.

In 2013, funding from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation allowed the City of Laurel to implement the Healthy Heroes Programs to improve the health and quality of life among members of the police force, as well as educate students in grades K-5 about the importance of healthy eating and exercise.

This August, law enforcement and firefighters from Amory, Clinton, Greenwood, Kosciusko and Wesson attended the Health Heroes Training Conference in Flowood.

Those cities are implementing the Healthy Heroes Program for the 2017-2018 school year.

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