PINEBELT WELLNESS COUNCIL AIMS TO PROMOTE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Representatives from Forrest General Hospital, the City of Hattiesburg and other organizations across the Pinebelt are teaming up to create healthier communities through the newly formed Pinebelt Wellness Council.
The council was created in 2011 with a vision of seeing Pinebelt citizens enjoy balanced nutrition, lead physically active lives and live in healthy communities. Members of the council aim to make that vision a reality by seeking out and strengthening partnerships that can help encourage Pinebelt residents to get on the road to a healthier future. With a membership list including Southern Miss professors, City of Hattiesburg officials, school district nutrition experts and medical community leaders and physicians, the council has a far-reaching influence for change in the area.