Building a Healthy Mississippi

Building Healthy Universities and Colleges

Mississippi State University, Department of Health and Wellness

"We want to change our culture from one that understands and practices some healthy habits to one that truly prioritizes exercise and good nutrition in a way that is more widespread than ever before."
Dr. Joyce Yates, Director, Health Education and Wellness, Mississippi State University

"MSU on the Move" supports a health and wellness culture change by providing tools to help the campus and local community adopt healthier exercise and nutrition behaviors. An exercise and nutrition program, including health screenings, a "Super Dawg" program for health champions, and nutrition and healthy cooking classes through the use of a mobile kitchen are all a part of these efforts. A walking track around Chadwick Lake will provide an additional exercise venue for students, faculty, and members of the community.