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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!

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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.

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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 or Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 29

Healthcare Champions Awards

On December 16, 2013 The Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority presented their 2013 Health Summit and Healthcare Champions Awards. These awards recognized outstanding commitment to the delivery of quality healthcare, research, advocacy, and education within the Atlanta community. C.H.O.I.C.E.S. was given the Impact Upon Youth Award! During the dinner, honorees were given the opportunity to share by video the story of their work.

Click here to see Recap of FDHA 2013 Health Summit

Click here to see all Fulton DeKalb Healthcare Champions videos

Healthcare Champions - FDHA AwardIn addition to Vanetta Keyes accepting the award on behalf of C.H.O.I.C.E.S., other award recipients included Elizabeth Omilami, President/CEO of Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless; Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, Dean and Executive Vice President of Morehouse School of Medicine; Linda Toomer, Advanced Nurse Educator Specialist of Grady Health System; Chris Brand, President/CEO of Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC); Dr. Monica Parker, M.D., of Emory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center; Mr. Larry Johnson, Commissioner of DeKalb County and Mr. John Eaves, Chairman of the Fulton County Commission.

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