For many years now, the question has been, “What’s more important for weight loss: exercise or healthy eating?” And for years, many have cut calories, fat, carbs, and spent more money on gym memberships. At the end of the day, many have seen weight gain rather than weight loss.
To meet the challenge of those concerns, Mount Olive Ministries reached out to Jones County Junior College (JCJC) for assistance. According to Gregory M. Cole (Director of External Funding at JCJC), JCJC expanded its Health and Fitness Initiatives program to meet the needs of area schools. The goal of the Health and Fitness Initiatives is to increase individual healthy eating and exercise.
On April 21, 2016, Mr. Cole and his team implemented a health fair for Grace Christian School and the Kids Zone (After School Program). The health fair focused on healthy eating, proper exercising, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and hand washing.
The health fair was set-up into four stations with Grace Christian School divided into four groups rotating to each station. The rotation system created an easy transition for the students to maximize the benefits of the health fair.
After the health fair ended, the Grace Christian School and Kids Zone’s students were excited about the information they received in each area of focus. They shared their information with their parents, teachers, friends, and administrator.
The students walked away with practical tools on the correct manner of exercising and hand washing. The CPR class was the highlight of the day for Grace Christian School’s students. They really enjoyed practicing CPR on the dummies. JCJC gave the students a plastic food plate as a sample guide for home healthy eating.
The students were awarded T-Shirts for their participation.