Healthy Kids

Raising the next generation in a culture of health.

The State of Obesity; Do You Know How Georgia Compares to Other States?

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The State of Obesity, a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to both raising awareness about the obesity epidemic and promoting obesity prevention strategies, recently issued…

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They WILL Eat That

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They WILL Eat That: Boosting Food Acceptance One challenge all parents face is making sure that their children are well-fed. You may wonder, what…

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Power Picks – Fueling Your Body for the School Day

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By Brittany Lightsey, MS, RD, LD Did you know our schools right here in Chatham County serve delicious and nutritious food, every day? That’s…

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Healthy Kids Are Sweet Enough !

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We have new evidence-based information to share with you for your use in advocacy and consumer education. I am so pleased to be able…

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School Lunch vs. Home Lunch – How do you decide?

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Juggling with the idea of school lunch or packing your child’s lunch? If your child’s school participates in the National School Lunch Program, school…

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COPE for Change

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COPE for Change is a non profit in the Savannah area that works with schools and families to combat and prevent childhood obesity. Sandy…

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Safe Routes to School Report Card

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The Safe Routes to School National Partnership, an organization dedicated to making it safer for children to walk and bike to school and allocates…

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April Showers Bring… Bored Children and Too Much Screen Time

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By Brittany Lightsey, MS, RD, LD You know the scenario all too well. It’s raining outside, and your children cannot go out to play,…

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School Lunch Ideas

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Protein Chicken (try using leftovers from dinner) Nut butter (if your school is peanut or tree nut-free, try sunflower seed butter or soy butter…

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Tips and Tools to Pack a Great Lunch!

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Do you pack lunch for your child? Recent research shows that many lunches sent from home are not as healthy as school lunch. One…

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Maintaining a Healthy Household

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  By Brittany Lightsey, MS, RD, LD Parents often come to my office defeated, tired, and overwhelmed. Feeding a busy household is a tough…

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Coming soon to a school near you: Salad Bars!

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Featuring: Healthy School Lunches Everyday Coming soon to a school near you: Salad Bars! If you are anything like some parents I know, you…

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