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Through continued support from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation Moving Toward the Art of Good Health has expanded into ten schools in Mississippi from Potts Camp to Pass Christian. Ballroom dance and social etiquette are being integrated into their regular physical education classes as a supplemental curriculum. Registered 6th grade PE teachers received their first orientation and training this past summer with subsequent training in October. Their third and final hands-on workshop will take place in February.
Funding for this program supports not only training, but an official Teachers' Guide, Student Journal and t-shirts for participants. Guest presenters on topics of growing, preparing and making healthy food choices come to the classroom, while field trips provide opportunities for real world learning experiences.
MTAGH encourages students to become physically active through dancing while learning about health, wellness and good nutrition.
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