Olympic Gold Medalist Joanna Hayes Hosted to Promote Healthy Lifestyles

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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Click here to get an overview of Baptist HealthTeacher and those helping sponsor the program.

For six years, Baptist for Women has been the sponsor for the Junior League of Jackson’s MistleToe luncheon. This year, the luncheon focused on Baptist HealthTeacher. Joanna Hayes, a Gold Medalist in the 100 meter hurdles in the 2004 Summer Olympics, was the keynote speaker. The morning before the luncheon Hayes spent time talking to children at Brown Elementary.

GoNoodle features Olympians and Olympic caliber athletes leading students in virtual track and field events. Hayes is one of 10 track and field stars featured in the game. GoNoodle is a new web-based interactive set of games powered by Baptist HealthTeacher. Hayes demonstrated the games and talked to the class about her goals.

HealthTeacher and GoNoodle are available to 34 funded school districts through the generous support of Baptist Health Systems. Funded by Baptist Health Foundation, the partnership was formed as part of Baptist’s commitment to improve the health and academics of children. The health lessons and resources from HealthTeacher address important topics like bullying, physical activity, and nutrition and also align to core subjects like English language arts and math.

Approximately 400 people attended the luncheon where Baptist kicked-off the event by showing the video overview of Baptist HealthTeacher (which is link at the top of this story).

To view Hayes and her visit to Brown Elementary click here. To learn more about Baptist HealthTeacher visit www.mbhs.org/ foundation.



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