HealthWorks! Lunch and Learn

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is hosting a Lunch and Learn opportunity on Wednesday, February 29th from 12:00-12:50PM in Butler Auditorium.  Kathy Tucker, Coordinator of Outreach and Innovation, from HealthWorks! will be the speaker.

Lunch will be provided.  Therefore, all those planning to attend must RSVP to

Located in Tupelo, MS HealthWorks! is a curriculum-based, interactive children's health education center that offers hands-on learning to pre-kindergarten through eighth grade children.  Approved as a "Supplemental Resource Provider" by the Mississippi Department of Education, they offer over twelve standards based programs in their learning labs.  Visitors also experience the pathways of a neuron in their "Brain Theater" and learn while playing on the eighteen exhibits on their "Funtastic Floor".  They have been open for three years and served over 78,000 visitors from 35 counties in Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama.  In addition to school field trips, they are open to the general public and are available for corporate meetings,  team building events and more.

Recently, they have begun to work outside of their facility to support the health messages that they deliver to their visitors.  They have built partnerships with community, state, and regional organizations to help strengthen health and physical education in our region.  As they grow, they continue to look for partners and supporters in a variety of capacities and have made connections with several students from Ole Miss that have worked with them as interns.  As a non-profit organization with a challenging mission and big dreams, they look for students that can help them expand to new horizons.  They could work with exercise science students, nutrition, marketing, research, education or  health promotion students just to name a few.    They seek funding through grants and they're interested in exploring new partnerships in this area.  They are looking for student interns, and can be a resource for helping meeting the broader impacts requirements of grants.

For more information about about HealthWorks!, visit them at

Date: Wednesday, February 29th
Where: Butler Auditorium
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 PM

Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP by sending an e-mail to by Tuesday, February 28th at 5:00PM.


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