Live better program kicks off, promotes healthy living

Published: Aug. 26, 2016 at 9:59 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 26, 2016 at 10:36 PM EDT
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THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) - Archbold Hospital has partnered with local governments and schools for Live Better Day. It's a challenge for the community to work together to achieve health goals. They say this starts by eating healthy.

Even though the city declared Friday as Live Better Day, Archbold said it was only the beginning.

Friday served as the kickoff for a long term program.

"We're here to improve the health of the community of Thomas county but primarily we will focus on obesity. It's a community problem so we thought it would take a community working together to solve it," said Mark Lowe, Asst. VP of Archbold Marketing.

The Live Better Advisory group will be at the Thomas County football game Friday night handing out flyers for the new program.Live Better Day was held Friday in Thomasville.

The campaign was started to target different health issues within the community. One of the focuses is obesity.

Archbold is partnering with the schools in Thomasville and Thomas Co.

They will have a few different events at Friday night's football game.

"And we will incorporate this in our elementary classrooms through science and health. Even tonight we're going to pass out fans and these fans have the live better logo on those," said Thomasville Superintendent Sabrina Everett.

The advisory group will be handing out plates and educating students about healthy food choices.

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