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Let’s Move! DeKalb takes childhood obesity head on

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DeKalb County families stockpiled on information in the war against childhood obesity on July 26 in Decatur.

 

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Hosted by the Center Helping Obesity in Children End Successfully(C.H.O.I.C.E.S.) and DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson, the fourth annual Let’s Move! DeKalb offered children and families healthy snacks, carnival games, school supplies, workouts with personal trainers and dodge ball and baseball. Attendees also enjoyed live performances from local dance groups and singers, as well as a visit from Dora the Explorer.

 

“We are simply ecstatic about the show of support for this most worthy event,” said Vanetta Keyes, C.H.O.I.C.E.S.’ founder and executive director. “This is a beautiful display of the power of collaboration, and we sincerely appreciate the support of the Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority and Commissioner Larry Johnson.”

More than 600 children received back-to-school supplies and resource information from 28 community partners. There were 1,300 parents and children in attendance. Last year, 850 people attended.

 

“As planned, this event helped to reinforce DeKalb County’s commitment made in 2011 to become a Let’s Move! county under the national Let’s Move! initiative, which we all know from First Lady Michelle Obama’s work with the program,” said Commissioner Johnson. “It’s about eating right, learning creative ways to exercise and putting a smile on your face.”  

 

For more information about C.H.O.I.C.E.S., visit www.ChoicesForKids.org or call 678-819-3663.

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