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Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation & Home Depot partner for Annual Gardens are for Kids Project
The Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation (LHTYF) announced the 4th Annual Gardens are for Kids project at Narvie J. Harris School on Friday, October 3, 2014. The program is a interactive initiative designed to educate students about healthy foods.
Obesity now affects nearly 18% of all children and adolescents in the United States, and since 1980, the number has almost tripled. According to a 2013 report by the Centers for Disease Control, obesity rates in low-income preschoolers, after decades of rising, began to level off from 2003 through 2008 and now are showing small declines in many states.However, Georgia ranks 49 in overall prevalence with 37.3% of children considered either overweight or obese.
“The objective is to empower children with applicable training that shows them that healthy eating is easy when you go from farm to table. We want to give children a proper foundation of how to eat healthy and organic foods.” said Lori A. Manns, President of Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, Inc.
The Home Depot has partnered with the Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation as a sponsor to assist in offering this educational program free to local Atlanta area schools.
For more information about the Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, please visit: www.livehealthyandthriveyouth.org. Media interested in attending or covering this event should contact 800-551-3775.
About Narvie J. Harris Elementary Theme School
Narvie J. Harris Traditional Theme School is a DeKalb County Elementary School that was established in 1998. The doors of the school opened in the fall of 1999 as the fifth traditional theme school in the county to help reduce overcrowding in surrounding attendance area schools. The theme school concept was designed and used in DeKalb County for the following reasons: to relieve overcrowding in surrounding schools, to offer parents a choice of educational programs, and to provide a diversity of educational opportunities.
About Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, Inc.
Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation was established in 2010 to teach kids healthy lifestyle habits and encourage active involvement of parents in the metro Atlanta area regarding the health and wellness of their children. The mission of Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation is to educate, activate, motivate and empower youth in the areas of academic achievement, health, nutrition, fitness and total wellness. For more info: www.livehealthyandthriveyouth.org
Cherryl M. Harris