L.P. Miles, Dobbs Elementary School Launch School-Based Community Health Centers

  On a recent visit to L.P. Miles Elementary School, Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen complained about an earache. But the physician on duty at the school’s new school health center diagnosed and treated the problem and in no time she was feeling much better. Thanks to the generosity of Emory University, Healing... Continue Reading →

Warren T. Jackson promotes health and fitness with Wellness Week

by Britney Morgan Warren T. Jackson students had a great time learning about fitness and health during the school’s annual Wellness Week, held February 23-27, 2015. This initiative encourages students to make healthy choices and become physically active by introducing them to different ways to stay fit, eat healthy foods and practice healthy living. The... Continue Reading →

Student Wellness Ambassadors Leadership Academy

On Saturday, March 16, 2013, students representing 14 Atlanta Public Schools attended the 4th Annual Student Wellness Ambassadors (SWA) Leadership Academy.  This event was held in conjunction with the Center Helping Obesity In Children End Successfully (C.H.O.I.C.E.S) Children’s Expo at the Adamsville Recreation Center. Focusing on the theme, “Fitness for the fun of it,” students... Continue Reading →

Crim Open Campus and Burgess-Peterson Academy Collaborate for Generation-to-Generation Event

Students from Crim Open Campus, children from Crim’s day care, and 4th graders from Burgess-Peterson Academy participated in a Generation-to-Generation event with Coan Park senior citizens. On Friday, December 14, 2012, students and senior citizens experienced a day full of great memories and fun activities that focused on health and wellness, construction, graphic arts, and... Continue Reading →

Flash Mob Uplifts Mary Lin Morale

Mary Lin students participated in a spectacular flash mob at the Candler Park Fall Festival on Saturday, October 13th. Approximately 100-125 students, parents, and teachers danced enthusiastically to the song “Firework” by Katy Perry. The students began practicing for this event four weeks ago, which was coordinated by Peggy Edwards, a parent at Mary Lin... Continue Reading →

We are Strong 4 Life at Thomasville Heights Elementary School!

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Strong 4 Life has partnered with Thomasville to build relationships, recruit, and empower students, teachers, and parents in order to change habits and to make healthy eating and drinking choices. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Strong 4 Life and Thomasville are united against the rise of childhood obesity, the risk of... Continue Reading →

Students at Walter White Elementary School Participate in HealthMPowers’ Body Walk

Students at Walter White Elementary School were treated to a tour of the human body this week, and learned about healthy eating habits, dental care, organ function and life choices while on their journey. Students toured the Body Walk, a ten-station, 35 foot by 40 foot exhibit representing the human body.  The unique learning experience... Continue Reading →

Images from First Lady Michelle Obama at Burgess-Peterson Academy

We had a great time covering First Lady Michelle Obama's visit to Burgess-Peterson Academy to mark the first anniversary of her Let's Move campaign against childhood obesity by celebrating the elementary school's health, wellness and nutrition initiatives. The initiatives are a part of an overall strategy by Atlanta Public Schools' Nutrition Department, headed by Dr.... Continue Reading →

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