Home Depot teams up with LHTYF to donate a garden to Atlanta School
Many schools in the metropolitan Atlanta area do not have gardens to teach children about healthy foods and why daily consumption is necessary for healthy bodies.Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation (LHTYF) aims to change this one school at a time.
By: Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, Inc.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity is a serious problem in the United States. Despite recent declines in the prevalence among preschool-aged children, obesity among children is still too high. For children and adolescents aged 2-19 years, the prevalence of obesity has remained fairly stable at about 17% and affects about 12.7 million children and adolescents for the past decade.
"Our objective is to enrich the lives of children with interactive learning activities that demonstrate the value of fresh fruit and vegetables on a daily basis. We want to give children a proper foundation of how to grow and nurture plants and assist them in forming healthy habits of consuming vegetables everyday." 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 of the program to offer this educational program free to local Atlanta area schools.
For more information about the Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, please visit their website. Media interested in attending or covering this event should contact 800-551-3775 or log onto, http://www.livehealthyandthriveyouth.org
About Browns Mill Elementary School
Browns Mill Elelmentary School is a part of the Dekalb County School System of Georgia. The mission of Browns Mill Elementary School is to educate, cultivate and inspire the whole child through a balanced approach of best educational practices, and the support of educators, parents, and the school community. The vision for Browns Mill Elementary School for 2015-2016 is to promote a positive and nurturing culture and climate conducive to high academic achievement and perpetuated through a commitment by all staff and stakeholders to high standards of customer service, collaboration, professionalism and positive change.
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. LHTYF exists to educate children on healthy lifestyle habits so they are more likely to avoid obesity, diabetes and hypertension. For more info: http://www.livehealthyandthriveyouth.org