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Encouraging early starts to a healthy lifestyle

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Walk in WIC Wednesday attracted quite a crowd of parents ready to enroll their babies and tots in the nutrition program.

The Thomas County Health Department hosted the event on Wednesday hoping to make sure all families who are eligible for the program are enrolled.

Organizers say it's essential that parents establish healthy eating habits for their children during the first five years of life.

"You want your child to be healthy, and to prevent things later on in life, It's essential that the moms start off early, so that they can create a pattern for the child," said WIC clerk Michelle Scott.

About 300 area parents brought out their children in hopes of putting them on the path toward a healthy lifestyle.

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