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Empowering healthy habits and transforming environments where children live, learn and play is what we do – reaching over 500,000 children in over 1,300 schools, child care centers and out of school time (OST) sites in the past 5 years.

HealthMPowers is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to our mission: empowering healthy habits and transforming environments where children live, learn and play. By bringing nutrition education and physical activity into everyday life and learning, we help create a culture that supports healthy choices. Read on to see our mission in action.

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News Updates

HealthMPowers Names Jennifer L. Owens President and Chief Executive Officer

(NORCROSS, GA)— HealthMPowers today announced the organization’s Board of Directors has appointed Jennifer L. Owens as President and CEO, effective August 24th. Owens most recently was the Senior Vice President at the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, a nonpartisan policy research and advocacy organization.

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HealthMPowers Announces President and CEO, Christi Kay Stepping Down After 20 Years of Service

(NORCROSS, GA)— HealthMPowers today announced the retirement of President and Chief Executive Officer, Christi Kay. Kay is retiring to spend more time with friends and family, travel and pursue personal interests but will continue to support the organization in a consultative role on special projects and new initiatives.

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Personalized Fitness Portfolio Available for Middle and High School Students

(NORCROSS, GA)— HealthMPowers today released a new, self-guided Fitness Portfolio designed to empower youth to take control of their health by creating a personalized fitness plan.

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Media Coverage

HealthMPowers Now Up to Four Stores in Drive for Healthy Food Choices

Four local stores have joined the HealthMPowers campaign, a project of REACH Savannah-Chatham County, to make healthy food choices available in small retail stores that are often the closest — or only — stores that sell food in low-wealth neighborhoods.

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Georgia’s First Lady Marty Kemp celebrates National School Breakfast Week at Marietta Sixth Grade Academy

The Georgia Department of Education and First Lady of Georgia Marty Kemp along with USDA representatives on March 3 celebrated National School Breakfast Week at Marietta Sixth Grade Academy.

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AJC highlights PICH program’s collaboration of Fulton County schools and HealthMPowers to boost physical education in schools.

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