(Carrollton, Ga. May 2, 2016) Temple Elementary School has been working on improving students’ health, fitness, and nutrition this school year thanks in part to a HealthMPowers grant. HealthMPowersis a unique, coordinated initiative designed to increase health knowledge and promote health-enhancing behaviors among youth by providing state-of-the-art programming in the school setting. The HealthMPowers team evaluates the current health programs and policies in place and selects the appropriate resources for the school. The team then selects a plan of action for the school and monitors progress. Feedback is given so that good health is promoted throughout the school year.
This program focuses on teamwork, leadership and cooperation to improve students’ overall fitness. The school’s Health Council, made up of students and teachers, complete health-based projects throughout the year with the final project this year being a school-wide health fair for students and teachers.