To help parents get a healthy jumpstart on preparing for their children to go back to school, C.H.O.I.C.E.S. and DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson will host their 9th Annual Let’s Move! Dekalb Back-to-School Expo on Saturday, July 27. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Intergenerational Center at Exchange Park, Decatur.
During the expo, families will not only get free school supplies. Thanks to partners such as the Atlanta Community Food Bank, they also will receive access to the mobile food pantry to take home fresh produce and pantry staple items. Known for their continued efforts to combat the issue of childhood obesity, C.H.O.I.C.E.S. will also provide nutrition education to help parents make healthier food choices for their families in the upcoming school year.
Lynne Scroggins, C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Board Chair and Vice President of Community Engagement at WellStar Atlanta Medical Center says “C.H.O.I.C.E.S. is committed to reversing the trend of childhood obesity with a special focus on families. We teach families healthy lifestyle maintenance through cooking classes, exercise programs and a school- based curriculum designed for young children. It is an honor to work with Commissioner Johnson again this year.”
“The Let’s Move! DeKalb Back-to-School Expo is a great partnership with C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Our goal is to continue to bring awareness of this critical issue and significantly reduce the presence of childhood obesity in our communities. Each year is an exciting time to deliver this event and we know that 2019 will be no different,” says Commissioner Johnson.
The Let’s Move! Dekalb Back-to-School Expo is free and open to the public. Dekalb and Fulton County residents can pre-register their family to attend the expo at http://letsmovedekalb2019.eventbrite.com.