Great changes are coming to Metro Jackson, Mississippi. Two schools will be getting more physical exercise and eating better. Both changes are part of a program designed to get Mississippi kids healthier.
Canton Elementary and Byram Middle will be the first to begin the program. They were both awarded $160,000 each in Bower Foundation grants. This move will help districts and schools reach the Healthy Students Act of 2007 standards.
The program will help schools tighten up on the amount of sugary foods and drinks sold at school. It will also mandate physical education, health classes, and fitness testing in the schools. Gone will be the days of deep fried food, which will be replaced by steamer ovens, and fruit and vegetable slicers.
Jackson, Mississippi will soon be in the footsteps of these other schools and their program. We like the way Metro Jackson area schools are trying to improve the lives of our future nation, and wanted to share this information with current Metro Jackson residents or anyone looking to buy a home in Metro Jackson.