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April 19, 2012

The Mississippi Beverage Association and the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America recently awarded a grant to Fit 4 Change, a 12-week physical fitness and nutrition program that has helped Mississippi state officials, government workers and citizens shed thousands of pounds by training four days per week at Jackson State University’s Walter Payton Health & Wellness Center.

Since 2010, Fit 4 Change has helped Mississippi state legislators shed more than 4,500 pounds and lead by example. This year, Mississippi lawmakers and other leaders have been competing against each other during the 2012 legislative session. The program is committed to fighting obesity in Mississippi and nationally.

The grant is provided to Fit 4 Change through a matching grant program funded by the Mississippi Beverage Association and the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America. The program is part of the non-alcoholic beverage industry’s ongoing commitment to support real solutions to promote health and wellness as part of a comprehensive effort to reduce childhood obesity in our nation.