Local mayor, teacher, and community foundation represented at national meeting

Mayor Phil Malone of Byhalia represented Marshall County at the 2013 Healthy Kids Healthy Communities meeting in Louisville, KY May 28-31, 2013.  Also attending were Brandi Shappley, physical education teacher at Senatobia Middle School and Peggy Linton, Project Director of Healthy Kids Healthy Communities (HKHC) of DeSoto, Tate and Marshall Counties.  “We were so pleased … Continued

Learning Garden established through two grants

Children, youth, and adults will reap the benefits of a new Learning Garden developed by the DeSoto County Masters Gardeners Association.  The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, through two childhood obesity prevention grants, made the formal presentation of the $10,000 to the association on June 12.  The grants were made possible through Healthy Kids Healthy … Continued

CFNM Announces Grant to Tunica 10 Point Coalition, Inc.

Tunica 10 Point Coalition, Inc. was presented a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.  The funds are through the Community Foundation’s Regional Health Council, a component of the Get A Life! program to prevent childhood obesity.   The Coalition was one of seven organizations receiving a grant this year. Tunica 10 Point Coalition, … Continued

Combating Childhood Obesity

After a 30-year rise, the percentage of obese and overweight elementary school children in Mississippi is going down, according to Jill Morris, chair of the DeSoto County Community Health Council, which is a program of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. The Center for Mississippi Health Policy reported a 13 percent drop from 2005 to … Continued