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Nov 12

THE GIVING GOES ON…Georgia Gives Day!

What is GA Gives Day?
Have you ever been part of a flashmob? Here is your chance! Give during Georgia Gives Day on November 13th and join others in a state-wide “flashmob of giving” to help Georgia nonprofits raise as much money as possible in a 24-hour period.

Formed in year 2002, the Center Helping Obesity In Children End Successfully, Inc (C.H.O.I.C.E.S.) aims to provide a safe, supportive environment for at-risk and clinically diagnosed obese children through collaborative partnerships with fitness trainers, physical and psychological health professionals, motivational speakers and dietitians. In year 2015, we will engage with 300 children and 600 adults on a consistent, weekly basis through our Sisters in the L.I.T.E. and Cooking Classes. We will also provide simple nutrition education, physical activity and better health awareness to at least 2,000 attendees at our community wide, Let’s Move! Atlanta Expo and Let’s Move! DeKalb Expo.

Georgia Gives Day 2014How do I donate to C.H.O.I.C.E.S.?
It’s easy! Make online donation by credit card or e-check. Every penny counts!

Here’s a link to our donation page: https://www.gagivesday.org/c/GGD/a/choicesforkids

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Sep 27

Panthers Tackling Childhood Obesity Field Day

We chaGSU Panthers Tackling Childhood Obesity Field Day with CHOICESrged the football field at Georgia State University on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm for the “Panthers Tackling Childhood Obesity Field Day” with C.H.O.I.C.E.S.. There was fitness zones with team players from several Georgia State University sports.  Children were from local Elementary Schools and Middle Schools had a great time.  Admission for this fun obesity field day was free!

Got questions? Call us at 678.819.3663 or send an email to: info@ChoicesForKids.org

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Sep 23

September 27, 2014 was Childhood Obesity Awareness Day In Atlanta!

On September 17, 2014, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners recognized C.H.O.I.C.E.S. for twelve years of outstanding service to overweight youth and their families. At the same time, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners proclaimed Saturday, September 27th, 2014 as "Childhood Obesity Awareness Day In Atlanta". This day was a call to action not only for Fulton County, but for all of the communities that make of Metropolitan Atlanta.  Join in the spirit of this day by doing a fitness activity or preparing a healthy meal at home. 

 

Click here to read the Childhood Obesity Awareness Day In Atlanta Proclamation

 

FCBC - COADA with CHOICES for Childhood Obesity Awareness Day In AtlantaPictured in the Fulton County Commission Chambers photo above from front to back rows are:
Malcolm Quillen, C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Board member,, Vanetta Keyes, C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Founder & Executive Director, Joan Gardner, Fulton County Commissioner, District 6,  Hillary Dunson, C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Board Chair, Chairman John Eaves, Fulton County Commissioner, District 1 at Large, William "Bill" Edwards, Fulton County Commissioner, District 7, Emma Darnell, Fulton County Commissioner, District 5, Liz Hausmann, Fulton County Commissioner, District 3, and Robert Pitts, Fulton County Commissioner, District 2 at Large.

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Sep 12

Bring About Change or Don’t Complain

Have you felt emotionally tired, frustrated or even defeated? We have a remedy! C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Board Member, Malcolm Quillen has some thoughts and quotes that will keep you engaged, inspired and energize as you continue your journey to a happier and healthier life!

“Never complain about things you’ve never attempted to change. Be willing to bring about change or don’t complain.”

Malcolm Quillen, C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Board Member

 

 

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Sep 04

Giving is as easy as 1. 2. 3. 4.!

Child Obesity Awareness

We had such a busy summer…I can’t believe it is already September! Since this month is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, now is the time to invest either your time or resources into an organization that is in the business of changing lives. We provide nutrition education, fitness classes, cooking classes and motivational encouragement. I have been working with C.H.O.I.C.E.S. since December 2013. I have had the pleasure to work with a group of young ladies that decided to take the first step in making better decisions about their health. So, today I made the decision to help fund that program. I donated $10 to help fund the effective programs through the Center Helping Obesity In Children End Successfully (C.H.O.I.C.E.S.).

The Sisters in the LITE program has impacted and changed the lives of many over-weight young girls and families over the past 6 years. You can join the fight against childhood obesity by donating through GoFundMe.com or http://www.gofundme.com/CHOICESFORKIDS. Read the rest of this entry »

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