Bibb County Bibb County (Macon) the “Heart of Georgia”, a clever nick name given to the county due to its central location in the state. However, the growing obesity rates are a concern for their population. The urban development of the county has created food insecurity and food deserts, leading to less access to healthy foods and leaving low income populations wondering where their next full meal will come from. One of the goals of Bibb County Family Connection is to decrease rates of obesity in Bibb county through various avenues including direct education to the population. 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/ Bibb County Partnerships Community Partners Bibb County Community Partnership (Family Connection) Food Outlets My Store- 2073 Pio Nono Ave, Macon, GA 31206 Family Supermarket- 2965 Houston Ave, Macon, GA 31206 Kitchen Pride- 3101 Columbus Rd, Macon, GA 31204 Macon Outreach- 267 1st St, Macon, GA 31201 Loaves and Fishes- 651 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon, GA 31201 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. 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. 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. 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! Contact Aneta Lee or Kristina Hyland for the location, date and time of adult nutrition education classes in this community. Success Story Two of our participants tried and loved the strawberry, lemon, mint infused water at the Mulberry Market Earth Day event. They even mentioned having their mom make it for them at home, talk about a success story! Community Photos On Earth Day, HealthMPowers attended the Mulberry Market Earth Day Event. Pictured below are Dasia, from our Out of School sector and Aneta, from our Community sector explaining how tasty the Super Power Kale Pesto is! Before and After Photos HealthMPowers is hard at work in one of our partnering stores. “ Mystore” has been super on board with our “ Eat, Drink, Move” messaging. Below is a picture of just one of their isles with this messaging! You can check them and our messaging out at 2073 Pio Nono Ave, Macon, GA 31206! This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the USDA’s full non-discrimination statement, click here.