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As a result of SNAP-Ed funding, the Community Sector is currently working with the three counties of Baldwin, Savannah/Chatham and Washington, where we partner with existing coalitions, community leaders, food retailers and committed citizens. Our goals are to: (1) improve access to fruits and vegetables, (2) provide nutrition education and (3) implement the Be a Health Hero- EAT, DRINK, MOVE social marketing campaign. This multi-channel campaign reinforces healthy eating and physical activity messages, and aligns to what youth are learning in school.


Research shows that without access to healthy foods, good health is a challenge- and for many this is a reality. By collaborating with schools, food outlets and the community we can help shape vital neighborhoods. To ensure the success of this initiative, HealthMPowers is drawing upon the long history and accomplishments of the Public Health Institute (PHI) Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) with eligible communities, grocery stores, food outlets and farmers’ markets.

Our work together will help children and their families make healthier choices.

 

For additional information contact Heather RIce 770.817.1733

We encourage you to click on the community pages to read more about their respective successes.

*Baldwin County

*Savannah/Chatham County

*Washington County

Did you know 

  • Small food stores are more prevalent in low-income communities.
  • Food insecure populations are commonly challenged with more health, economic and educational risk factors.
  • Increasing the amount of shelf space dedicated to healthy foods can positively impact consumption.
  • Increased knowledge about healthy eating is associated with increased sales of fruits and vegetables.
This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — SNAP.   This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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