Mark you Calendars! The 5th Annual Let’s Move! DeKalb Expo is July 25, 2015 at Exchange Park Recreation Center in Decatur Georgia
- Back to School Fitness Fun!
The expo is presented in part, by The Center Helping Obesity In Children End Successfully, Inc. (C.H.O.I.C.E.S.), DeKalb District 3, Commissioner Larry Johnson and the Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority. Over 600 children received back to school supplies and resource information from 28 community partners. The event will be held Saturday, July 25th at Exchange Park Intergenerational Center in Decatur, Georgia. Last year there were 1,300 parents and children in attendance as compared to 850 attendees the previous year.
Event attendees experienced cooking demonstrations on nutritious afterschool dinners and snacks. They also learned from nutrition education exhibits and participated in fitness fun for all ages.
“We are simply ecstatic about the show of support for this most worthy event,” states Vanetta Keyes, C.H.O.I.C.E.S.’ Founder and Executive Director. “It was a beautiful display of the power of collaboration, and we sincerely appreciate the support of The Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority and Commissioner Larry Johnson. The event would not have been as meaningful and impactful as it was without their support, along with that of our partners, volunteers and donors.”
The community partners and stage performers for The 4th Annual Let’s Move! DeKalb Back To School Expo included:
The Aetna Foundation, American Diabetes Association, Amerigroup, The Atlanta Braves, Avio-Diepen, Avon, Big Time Tea, Cooking Matters, The Council on Alcohol and Drugs, Da Famous Boyzz, Dance 411, DeKalb County Board of Health, Fade-A-Way Cutz, Farmers Insurance Company, G.A.B.I.E. Bus, Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential, Georgia School Nutrition Association, Gratitude with Attitude, The Home Depot, Housing Authority of DeKalb County, Keyes in the Kitchen, Know Our Story, Kroger, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, McDonalds, ShaNay Norvell, Peach State Health Plan, Prince Martial Arts, Right from the Start Medicaid, Ryan Cameron Foundation, Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, The Swagger Crew Fit Kidz, Team Blue Tennis, Trinity Social Services, United Way of Greater Atlanta, WellCare of Georgia, 25AndOlder Sports, Utley Chiropractic and more.
As planned, this event helped to reinforce DeKalb County’s commitment made in year 2011 to become a Let’s Move! County under the national Let’s Move! Initiative.
DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson
Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority