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Nov 25

Cooking With C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Fall 2016 Classes & Graduation

It feels like just yesterday when we welcomed nine families (33 participants) on the first day of class seven weeks ago to our Cooking with C.H.O.I.C.E.S. classes.  Parents and kids were excited as they hustled and bustled into our kitchen patiently awaiting the moment they would prepare their first family meals. Once the families were settled in we took a moment to share our community garden where we grow some amazing food.

 

"Cooking with Choices" "Healthy Eating" "Kid Chef" "Gardening" "CHOICES"
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Mar 18

Fulton County leaders urge healthier eating in March

South Metro Neighbor

Fulton County leaders urge healthier eating in March

From left, Reggie Morgan, 7, Radiance Morgan, 9, and Adiamon Heath, 10, all children of Regina Morgan of Decatur, prepare to serve dinner at the Oak Hill Child, Adolescent and Family Center

With longer days and better weather, many residents are already making healthy choices towards more outdoor activity.

And according to experts, March is the right time to transition from heavy winter clothing and heavy winter meals to lighter – and perhaps, tastier – options available to home chefs.

The Fulton County Partnerships to Improve Community Health program has initiatives under way “to provide greater access to – and varieties of – healthy food and beverage options for residents,” according to county Department of Health and Wellness spokeswoman Sonja Steptoe.

Its nutrition-related activities include working with the nonprofit Center Helping Obesity in Children End Successfully. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.choicesforkids.org/fulton-county-leaders-urge-healthier-eating-march/

Feb 18

Launch of the Pollack Family Foundation

Pollack Family Foundation logoESPN COLLEGE FOOTBALL ANALYST DAVID POLLACK AND HIS WIFE LINDSEY OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF THE POLLACK FAMILY FOUNDATION

THE POLLACK FAMILY FOUNDATION WILL PARTNER WITH TWO ATLANTA-BASED CHARITIES: STRONG4LIFE AND C.H.O.I.C.E.S.

Atlanta, GA (February 17, 2016) – Former NFL player, University of Georgia Alum and current ESPN college football analyst David Pollack along with his wife, Lindsey, officially announced today the launch of the Pollack Family Foundation. David and Lindsey created the Pollack Family Foundation on three pillars, “Whole. Life. Health.” with the mission towards raising awareness against childhood obesity. The first pillar, “Whole”, is meant to represent each person through complete physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social health. The second pillar, “Life”, represents a sense of vibrancy and energy in each person by not only emphasizing diet and exercise but also of “life-giving” through faith. The last pillar, “Health”, represents creating a lifestyle of excellent nutrition by taking care of our bodies and viewing them as a gift from above. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 31

September? Really?

How is it already September?  At C.H.O.I.C.E.S, we love what we do and we run on high speed all of the time so days pass quickly around here.

September 1st kicks off National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and we’ll put extra effort into raising awareness every day in September because, as you know, we think its super important.

Follow along on Facebook and Twitter.  We’re planning to post recipes, fitness tips, important statistics, C.H.O.I.C.E.S. activities and our community partner activities.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.choicesforkids.org/september-really/

Aug 03

Childhood Obesity Awareness Day

CHOICES & Georgia State University present the Panthers Tackling Childhood Obesity Field Day on September 24, 2016.

GSU SPORTS ARENA
125 Decatur Street, Suite 201
Atlanta GA 30303
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