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Michael A. Grant Boys and Girls Club Sets the Bar High for Healthy Living

Ms. Tyanna Jackson, Executive Director, and Mr. Ayinde Al-Amini, Executive Program Director of the Michael A. Grant Boys and Girls Club, have indeed taken the…

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Partnerships and Pop-Up Markets

How do you ease the gap between convenience and accessibility for families to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables? A pop-up market right on school grounds!…

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Health Champion: Lori Smith

As part of a partnership with the HealthMPowers SNAP-Ed program, Lori Smith, School Nurse and Health Education Coordinator at Martha Pucket Middle School, led a…

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Stepping Up Employee Wellness to Impact Children’s Health

Lynette Tedford is a woman on a mission. As the owner of Angels in Motion Learning Center, she’s shifting the center’s environment to be more health-conscious by revamping menu choices, incorporating more physical activity into the day, and encouraging parents to do the same at home.

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Students, Parents and Teachers Enjoy Farm to School Success

Huntley Hills Elementary School’s Garden Club didn’t know how their harvest of kale and radishes would be received. They chose the veggies because they were…

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Health Hero Spotlight: Jim Lidstone

Meet Jim Lidstone, the Director of Live Healthy Baldwin in the Baldwin County community. He is a #HealthHero because he works to make tangible changes in his…

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Health Hero Spotlight: Jo Lynn Still

Meet Jo Lynn Still, a local gardener in Washington County. She is our #HealthHero because she is generously allowing us to use her advertising space to promote…

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Health Hero Spotlight: Mark Bowen

Meet Mark Bowen, a Farm Truck Manager in Savannah. He is a #HealthHero because he works to bring community members together and involve them in decision making…

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Health Hero Spotlight: Joe Sheppard

Meet Joe Sheppard the owner of Sheppard’s Food and Gas Mart at in Savannah. Joe is our #HealthHero because he offers healthy options for his customers at…

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Health Hero Spotlight: Katy Tedford

Meet Katy Tedford, Family Engagement Specialist at Oglethorpe Elementary. She is a HealthMPowers #HealthHero because she knows the importance healthy snacks play in children’s lives. For field…

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Health Hero Spotlight: Coach Graham

Meet Coach Graham PE teacher at Tara Elementary. He is a HealthMPowers #HealthHero because he is a positive role model for the students and staff at his…

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Health Hero Spotlight: Allana Caslin

Meet Allana Caslin, the P.E. teacher at Hawthorne Elementary. She is our #HealthHero because of the way she goes above and beyond her duties. On top of…

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Health Hero Spotlight: Jamie Parker

Meet #HealthHero Jamie Parker, the upper grades PE Teacher at Eddie White Academy. Jamie knows the importance of implementing a healthy lifestyle at an early age. She…

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Health Hero Spotlight: Kendrick Davis

Meet Kendrick Davis, the Nutrition Manager at Eddie White Academy. Kendrick is a HealthMPowers #HealthHero because he takes spreading the health and nutrition message beyond the cafeteria!…

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Health Hero Spotlight: Tricia Wells

Meet Tricia Wells from Oliver Elementary. She is a member of her school’s HealthMPowers School Health Team and is a champion for student health. After…

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Health Hero Spotlight: Tyanna Jackson

Meet Tyanna Jackson, the bubbly Executive Director at Michael A. Grant Boys and Girls Club. She is a #healthhero because she walks the talk at her club.…

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Health Hero Spotlight: Coach D

Meet Coach D who is inspiring youth and changing lives on a daily basis. Coach D is a true #HealthHero at Jesse Draper Boys and Girls Club.…

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All Hands In: Joseph B. Whitehead

Joseph B. Whitehead, a Boys and Girls Club located in Fulton County, implemented wellness strategy at their club around their garden. Excitement of the garden grew as the garden thrived after the spring planting of kale, tomatoes, carrots and cucumbers.

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Engaging Students in Gardening: Stoneview Elementary School

Stoneview Elementary is a partnering HealthMPowers school. One of their school objectives was to have all students at their elementary school participate in growing, cultivating, and consuming healthy fruits and vegetables in the school’s community garden.

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Georgia Walk to School Day: Oak Hill Middle School

To reach their school wellness goal, Oak Hill Middle School hosted ribbon cutting ceremony for a pedestrian bridge to encourage physical activity by safely walking to school. The school participated in GA walk to school day on March 8, 2017!

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Teachers Lead Physical Activity: Little Ones Learning Center

Little Ones 4Little Ones Learning Center had a goal to increase the teacher-led physical activity of their students. Without trained physical education staff and a shortage of outdoor equipment, Early Childhood Program Administrator Wande Okunoren-Meadows knew that some major changes would have to be made. She partnered with HealthMPowers and together they provided the teachers with the training and resources necessary to make some creative physical activity changes.

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