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Teaching healthy eating made fun for child care workers

Jennifer Popadiuk, Nutrition Project Manager, speaking with some care workers who attended Tuesday's workshop Jennifer Popadiuk, Nutrition Project Manager, speaking with some care workers who attended Tuesday's workshop
Jennifer Popadiuk, Nutrition Project Manager Jennifer Popadiuk, Nutrition Project Manager
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

South Georgia Child Care workers learned how to make healthy eating fun for children.

Tuesday, the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning joined with the National Food Service Management Institute at the U-G-A Conference Center in Tifton to help child care programs highlight nutrition in their classrooms. 

Health experts said teaching children healthy eating habits early in life helps lower the risk of diabetes and other illnesses related to poor nutrition.

"Unfortunately the trend is typically if you're overweight or obese as a child, we do tend to see that you're more likely to be obese as an adult.  And that's why it's so important to start as early as possible so we can prevent that," said Jennifer Popadiuk, Nutrition Project Manager.

The two workshops today in Tifton were part of an 8-workshop series offered around the state from July to September.  

 

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