H.E.A.L. Mississippi (Healthy Eating Active Living) is a fully comprehensive program that joins all aspects of health to empower Mississippians to live a healthier, more active lifestyle. Our vision is to reverse the advancement of obesity and obesity related diseases particularly in lower income areas where resources are at a minimum.
Chronic conditions related to Obesity are on the rise:
Type 2 Diabetes
High Blood Pressure
Heart Disease and Stroke
Certain types of Cancer
Fatty Liver Disease
1 out of 3 Americans suffer with obesity
An estimated 300,000 deaths per year are due to the obesity epidemic
Over ½ of Mississippi will be obese in 10 years
Mississippi is among the highest in obesity related deaths
1 out of 3 Mississippians live inactive lives
Mississippians consumes the least amount of fruits and vegetables daily
Mississippi is among the highest in preventable hospitalizations
Mississippi is ranked as one of the unhealthiest states, largely due to lifestyle
Our vision is to reverse the advancement of obesity and the chronic conditions related to obesity, especially in low income and rural areas where resources are at a minimum. We aim to empower all people on the importance of Healthy Eating Active Living but especially Mississippians living with obesity and the deadly diseases associated with it. We are currently working in these areas across the State diligently helping to improve health outcomes associated with obesity.
We need your Help…
As we change the health issues in Mississippi related to obesity. Obesity and its related chronic conditions are treatable and curable. Reversing and stopping this obesity epidemic in Mississippi is imperative! Everyone has a part to play. Together we will H.E.A.L. Mississippi.