Last stop in January was to Humphreys county. Here Body Walk saw over 850 students, K-5th. These were from Ida Greene Elementary, O.M.McNair Elementary, and Humphreys Academy. Regina Boykins, 4-H, booked Body Walk for her county. Our great set up and take down crew were Vo-Tech high school boys from the local high school. They did a good job.
Other Extension personnel who helped were Lionell Hinds, Tara Howell, and Ann Twiner. They were great help, using their knowledge of previous Body Walk programs to help everything run smoothly.
The kids had a great time learning how to “be smart from the inside out.” The third graders took a quiz at the end, to see how much they learned from their travel through the body. They seemed to learn a lot. All the students enjoyed the interactive learning. From this type of experience, a foundation is laid for good nutrition, and good health choices in the future. When a child starts a healthy habit, that habit follows them into adulthood. Healthy adults are good for Mississippi.
Front of the Body Walk Exhibit