JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The DON’T QUIT! Campaign aims to end childhood obesity in Mississippi.
Fitness fanatic Jake (Body by Jake) Steinfeld is the chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils.
He has selected Mississippi for the Foundation’s 2021 DON’T QUIT! Campaign.
The Foundation will “deliver a state-of-the-art DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center to three elementary or middle schools.”
School nominations will be accepted until March 19.
Gov. Tate Reeves encourages all elementary and middle schools to nominate their schools.
“So far we’ve delivered DON’T QUIT! Fitness Centers to 36 states and Washington, DC and this year we are adding four more states to our family including Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire and Maine,” Steinfeld said. “The response from every state we’ve visited has been awesome. Kids are excited about working out and being physically active and, as a result, their academic performance and self-esteem have skyrocketed. Now, Mississippi schools have an opportunity to make a change that will have a lasting impact on kids well into their future.”