Junior nursing students along with science education students utilized funding from Dr. Leila Wynn Dulce Fund and the Delta Mississippi Area Health Education Center (DMAHEC) to work with first grade students this year. Activities included hands-on assignments such as planting and nurturing their vegetable seeds. The first graders also learned about food and nutrition and how it relates to their health. Faculty sponsors were Catherine Hayes and Debbie Allen from the Robert E. Smith School of Nursing along with Ellen Green and Lacey Fitts from the Biological and Physical Sciences Division and Emily Newman, Director of Delta Mississippi Area Health Education Center.
The Robert E. Smith School of Nursing Student Nurses Association collected toys to honor Hayden Casavechia, the son of Delta State University alumni Lauren Steinle Casavechia. The toys were donated to Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson, MS
The Biggest Loser
Addie Herrod, Instructor of Nursing, and Patrick House, the winner of season ten of "The Biggest Loser" celebrate Patrick’s winning weight loss of 181 pounds. Patrick has developed the program "Lean on Me” for children. When the students join the "Green Team”, they pledge not to judge others based on their outward appearance and to make healthier food and exercise choices.
Delta Health Alliance – Team Sugarfree, Delta State University Robert E. Smith School of Nursing, and Mississippi Nurses Association – District #23 cooperatively presented the training seminar An Update for Healthcare Providers in the Delivery of Consistent, Accurate, and Adequate Diabetes Education for medical professionals serving the medically underserved citizens of the Mississippi Delta. The seminar participants explored a solution-focused approach to providing evidence-based diabetes education to their patients. Activities during the day included examining the impact of exercise and nutrition choices on maintaining blood sugar control and exploring the requirements to become a Certified Diabetes Educator. To obtain information regarding the next scheduled training session, please contact Dr. Shelby Polk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662.846.4255.