Coach Larry Calhoun, the star of the Move to Learn exercise break videos, was at the Discovery Christian School campus on September 20 to introduce administrators, teachers and students to the Move to Learn Initiative.
A team from The Bower Foundation and the Mississippi Department of Education’s (MDE) Office of Healthy Schools accompanied Calhoun to present a live demonstration of the Move to Learn videos.
“Improving nutrition and physical activity levels for Mississippi school children is a priority; healthy children are more likely to be academically successful,” said Anne Travis, CEO of The Bower Foundation. The foundation is partnering with the MDE OHS to improve the health of students statewide through the program. “Brief physical activity and increased fitness improve learning and test scores. With this in mind, Move to Learn was designed to be fun for students, improve learning, and assist teachers with classroom management,” said Scott Clements, Director of MDE’s Office of Healthy Schools.