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Kids have a Health Fair in Baconton

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Baconton Mayor Annette Morman Baconton Mayor Annette Morman
BACONTON, GA (WALB) -

Over 300 Mitchell County children learned how to fight obesity with gardening  tips and information on healthy eating. The North Mitchell County Elementary School hosted its second kids' health fair in Baconton Thursday.

County emergency responders, nutritionists and dentists taught kindergarten through fifth grade students about healthy living. Organizers say reaching children at a young age prevents future disease.  

"It's very important to our kids and to our adults to fight obesity because of different health problems. And we thought it would be good to have a kids health fair," said Baconton Mayor Annette Morman.    

Children were fed fruits and vegetables, and even planted a school garden. The school's principal said the event is part of an ongoing effort to reduce obesity rates and promote a healthy lifestyle.

The mayor said the city is also planning a community health event in late May.

 

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