Burke County Waynesboro, also known as the “Bird Dog Capitol of the World”, is a city filled with much culture and history, featuring many restaurants, shops and antiques. However, many issues remain prevalent in and around the city of Waynesboro, such as obesity and other related chronic illness. To address these concerns, HealthMPowers is partnering with Family Connection & Communities In Schools, and other organizations who have identified increasing access to healthy food by exploring policy and funding mechanisms to increase access to produce to various “food deserts” on a rotating schedule as a goal of 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/ Burke County Partnerships Community Partners Communities in Schools Burke County Schools Early Head Start Burke County Public Library Food Outlets KJ’s Market (208 W 6th. Street Waynesboro GA) Harvest Bright-Southern Bank (855 N. Liberty Street Waynesboro GA) Early Head Start (518 College Street Waynesboro GA) 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 Heather Rice for the location, date and time of adult nutrition education classes in this community. Success Story Community Photos Before and After Photos 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.