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State Officials Set to Discuss Childhood Obesity

 

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Children's Advocacy Network is hosting a panel discussion aimed at reducing childhood obesity.

Organizers say the panel discussion July 25 is scheduled to feature Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, Bobby Cagle, physical activity coordinator for the Georgia Department of Public Health, Kelly Mattran and others.

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning spokesman Reg Griffin has said the state ranks 49th in terms of childhood obesity rates.

The event is being hosted in the Ann Cramer room of the Loudermilk Center in downtown Atlanta.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Soggy Ducks

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Soggy Ducks

Even the ducks are sick of the rain!

Doraine says they're much happier today!

Share your "sick of the rain" photos with us by emailing whereyoulive@13wmaz.com 

New Health Care Law Requires Most Insurers to Tackle Obesity

By Nancy Hellmich, USA TODAY

Census: Minority Population Growing

Census: Minority Population Growing

Laurens County's minority population has reached 40.4 percent, according to Census Bureau statistics and USATODAY research.

By Greg Toppo and Paul Overberg, USATODAY (Click for the full, interactive map)

Free Summer Meal Program for Children

Free Summer Meal Program for Children

This summer, the Dublin City School nutrition program serves free meals to kids between ages 1 and 18.

That's from June 3 through June 28 and again from July 8 through July 24.

See locations, as provided by the Dublin City Schools website:

See the locations in this listing.

Tim Tebow's Mother to Speak at Dublin Church

Tim Tebow's Mother to Speak at Dublin Church

NFL star Tim Tebow's mother Pam Tebow is scheduled to speak at a Dublin church in May.

She speaks at First Baptist Church in Dublin on May 2 to benefit SAV-A-LIFE Ministry of Dublin.

Pick up free tickets at the following places:
-ABC Women's Clinic in Dublin
-Olive Branch in Dublin
-First Baptist Church in Dublin
-Cochran Eye Center in Cochran
-Piddlin Peddler-Eastman
-Jet Corporate Office- Sandersville

For more information, call 478-275-9455.

Fairview Park Hospital Recognized on Quality Honor Roll

Fairview Park Hospital Recognized on Quality Honor Roll

Dublin's own Fairview Park Hospital made the honor roll.

They've been named on the Georgia Hospital Assocation's Partnership for Health and Accountability Core Measures Honor Roll, according to a release.

The hospital is one of 17 Georgia hospitals to be in the chairman's category, the highest on the list.

Read the full release: