Live Healthy DeKalb

Live Healthy DeKalb is a group of DeKalb County organizations and residents working together to create a healthier DeKalb County. The mission of Live Healthy DeKalb (LHD) is to build a community network through collaboration and partnership to improve the health of those who live, work and play in DeKalb County. Live Healthy DeKalb’s vision is “Healthy people living in healthy communities”. Join a committee and make a difference!! For more information, call 404.508.7985.

Georgia Organics & Atlanta Community Food Bank present The Incredible Edible, Grow-It-Yourself, Fruit Tree, Vine, and Berry Bush Sale to benefit the Atlanta Local Food Initiative on January 23, 2010 from 9a-12p at The Atlanta Community Food Bank (970 Jefferson Street NW). Grow your own fruit trees, vines and berry bushes! Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, apples, muscadines, persimmons, pears, kiwi, pomegranates,figs, plums and more. This sale features 32 native, antique, and hardy varieties, selected to grow well in Georgia’s climate using sustainable methods. Sales will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis. Cash and check only. See flyers attached below.

CrossRoadsNews and the Mall at Stonecrest are presenting the 2010 Health & Wellness Expo on January 30, 2010 from 12p-5p. The Expo will focus on health and wellness issues and provide information to empower East Metro Atlanta residents in making good health choices and living healthier lives. The event will be held on the mall’s lower level featuring 50 health and wellness providers and including special events such as health screenings, fitness demos and workshops.

DeKalb Medical offers free smoking cessation program
DeKalb Medical Center is offering a free program to help smokers kick the habit. Every Friday, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., DeKalb Medical is hosting “Nicotine Anonymous”, a 12-step program, for anyone who wants to quit smoking. The program is being held a the hospital’s main campus, 2701 North Decatur Road. No registration is required. For more information, call 404.244.8444 or 404.501.WELL.

St. Joseph’s, Perimeter Mall team up for free blood pressure screenings

Saint Joseph’s Hospital is offering free blood pressure screenings every first and third Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the lower level of Perimeter Mall. The hospital is offering the screenings to help combat high blood pressure, often called “the silent killer” because symptoms may not be present or recognized, until a medical condition occurs. Nearly 63 million Americans have high blood pressure, but an estimated 46 percent do not know they have it. Perimeter Mall is located at 440 Ashford Dunwoody Road, NE. For more information call 678.843.5112.

10 Basic Tips for Healthy Brown Bag Lunches
By Marla Brodsky, RD, LD, CNSD (Postive Promotions)

1. Choose whole-grain breads, such as whole wheat or rye.

2. Aim for at least 2 servings of colorful fruits and vegetables.

3. If you have meat, make yours low-fat. Also consider meat substitutes, such as beans and soy luncheon meats.

4. Limit fatty condiments such as mayonnaise, butter or creamy dressings. Check out veggie condiments, including roasted red pepper. They can jaxx up lower-fat meats so they’re more satisfying.

5. Choose proteins with healthy fat sources, such as salmon, tuna or soy.

6. If you want chips, choose baked chips or those fried in healthful oils.

7. Take along bottled water so you’re not tempted by sweet drinks.

8. Stock up on a variety of healthy ingredients so that making a nutritious lunch is quick and easy.

9. Look for healthy convenience foods at the supermarket, such as packaged veggies and fruits, individual low-fat cheeses, and condiments, spreads and dips.

10. Try new items to add variety, different nutrients and excitement at lunchtime!

DeKalb County Board of Health
Health Assessment & Promotion
Office of Chronic Disease Prevention

445 Winn Way–P.O. Box 987
Decatur GA 30031
404.294.3803 Phone
404.294.3842 Fax

Your Body. Your Health. You’re Worth It!

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