Baldwin County

Baldwin County (Milledgeville) has a unique mixture of small town charm, vibrant antebellum culture and collegiate energy.  Nevertheless, there is also a concern for the growing obesity rate.  As a result, HealthMPowers is partnering with Live Healthy Baldwin, who has identified developing community awareness and health promotion campaigns, as well as strengthening existing community based collaborations in their community action plan.  HealthMPowers’ work supports their purpose by (1) improving access to fruits and vegetables, (2) providing nutrition education and (3) implementing the Be a Health Hero- EAT, DRINK, MOVE social marketing campaign.

 

HealthMPowers/ Baldwin County Partnerships

Community Partners

Food Outlets

  • Dollar General (102 Robins Dr, Milledgeville, GA 31061)
  • Dollar General (831 S Elbert St, Milledgeville, GA 31061)
  • Dollar General (2622 Irwinton Rd, Milledgeville, GA 31061)
  • The Market Place (821 N Columbia St, Milledgevill, GA 31061)
  • Milledge Foods and Gas (1431 W Hancock St, Milledgeville, GA 31061)

Learning Made Fun and Delicious 

Reading Food Labels

How do you make sense of all the words and numbers on a food label?  Come learn fun, easy tips that will help you translate the label so that you can make healthy food choices for you and your family.  These free sessions are only 30 minutes but packed with fun, conversation and chances to taste healthy food options.

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Go, Slow, Whoa Healthy Snacks

Most foods can be placed into one of three groups- Go, Slow or Whoa.   The same can be done with snack items.  Come learn how to bag a better snack (Go Snacks) that you and your family can eat almost any time!  These free sessions are only 30 minutes but packed with fun, conversation and chances to taste healthy snack options.

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Rethink Your Drink

Sugar is included in so much of what we drink!  Even when we think we are making a good selection, we can be fooled.  Come learn how to “rethink your drink” so you can help yourself and your family make healthier, smarter sips!  These free sessions are only 30 minutes but packed with fun, conversation and chances to try good tasting drink options.

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Go, Slow, Whoa Physical Activity 

  • Come learn some no cost, “I’m Short-on-Time” activities that you can incorporate into your day that will help you and your family feel better.  Not only will you learn and share physical activity ideas, but there are GIVE-A-WAYS! These free sessions are only 30 minutes but packed with fun, conversation and chances to taste fruit/vegetable infused water!
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Taste Testing

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  • 32% felt very confident and 54% felt somewhat confident in choosing healthy food for their family.
  • 37% very confident in choosing healthy foods for their family on a budget.
  • 37% felt very confident and 62% felt somewhat confident using the “Nutrition Facts” on food/drink labels to make healthy choices.
  • 94% planned to purchase more fruits and 94% of respondents planned to purchase more vegetables.

 

On the Ground Success Stories - Kristina Hyland

  • Milledge Foods and Gas has a large open space where they usually display sugary drinks and snack items. After working with HealthMPowers, they are now adding fresh produce and water displays at the front of the store near the register. The store owner hopes that making these small changes will encourage his customers to choose healthier options.

  • Milledge Foods and Gas has a large open space where they usually display sugary drinks and snack items. After working with HealthMPowers, they are now adding fresh produce and water displays at the front of the store near the register. The store owner hopes that making these small changes will encourage his customers to choose healthier options.

  • Milledge Foods and Gas is now selling more bottled water and is displaying it in more prominent locations in the store.

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