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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 Welcomes Five New Board Members

(NORCROSS, GA)—HealthMPowers today announced five new members to its Board of Directors. New members are  Marcus Foster, Laura Kurlander-Nagel, Esq., Sonali Rao, Shana Scott, and Chris Thomas.

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HealthMPowers Awarded USDA Farm to School Grant

(NORCROSS, GA)—HealthMPowers today announced $90,497 in grant funding support from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to train over 150 Georgia K-12 schools, early care and out of school time centers on comprehensive farm to school programming. Grant funds will be used to increase the number of learning environments that implement farm to school activities and make sustainable policy, systems and environmental changes.

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Girls Empowering Movement Summit Provides Leadership Training to Middle School Girls from Across Georgia

(NORCROSS, GA)— HealthMPowers and partner organizations: Boys and Girls Clubs of Georgia, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, and the University of West Georgia hosted the 2021 Girls Empowering Movement (GEM) Statewide Leadership Summit from June 25-27. The three-day leadership training event brought together over 240 middle school girls serving as GEM Ambassador Leaders and 120 Adult Facilitators for virtual workshops, guest speakers, and learning sessions.

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Media Coverage

Girls Empowerment Movement funded by Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation

A girl’s physical activity initiative associated with the University of West Georgia College of Education’s (COE) Wolf Wellness Lab is being funded by the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation (AFYF) for its part in the implementation and sustainability of the new program, Girls Empowerment Movement (GEM).

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Georgia Nonprofits Focus On Fitness Among Middle School Girls

In the fifth grade, 51% of girls in Georgia have healthy aerobic ability. By the 12th grade, the number plummets to 31%.

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Grant aimed at keeping girls in P.E., and healthy

At about middle school age, more Georgia girls start to choose to opt out of P.E. compared to boys. It’s marked by girls’ health metrics starting to decline.

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