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Eat Healthy | Be Active in Communities

Food Systems to Support Healthy Communities - Healthy food systems help ensure that nutritious foods and beverages are available and affordable in schools, workplaces, grocery and other food stores, workplaces, restaurants and entertainment sites, and other community venues. Food producers, growers, marketers and consumers are all engaged in initiatives to enhance the availability of nutritious foods through food production and distribution systems.

Healthy Food - Healthy eating is choosing and consuming a nutritionally balanced diet. A range of factors and policies influence individuals' food choices and the quality and types of foods available in schools, workplaces and communities. It's important to educate and enable children and adults to make healthy food choices, and to support healthy food environments where children learn, where people work and in culturally diverse communities, including making healthy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible and affordable.

Physical Activity - Healthy community environments support physical activity as a part of everyday life. It's important to teach children how to be physically active at a young age through physical education and other opportunities for physical activity and wellness in schools. Active living can also be facilitated through the built environment � by designing neighborhoods, transportation systems, buildings, parks and open space � to allow more active lives.

What You Can Do in Your Community:

Eat Healthy � Be Active Community Workshops

Six one-hour workshops were developed, based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 and 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Each workshop includes a lesson plan, learning objectives, talking points, hands-on activities, videos, and handouts. The workshops are designed for community educators, health promoters, dietitians/nutritionists, cooperative extension agents, and others to teach to adults in a wide variety of community settings.

Complete Workshop Series [PDF - 10.5MB]

Best Practices for Implementing the Community Workshops [PDF - 194KB]

When you have completed the workshops, contact us to be recognized as a trainer or a participant and receive a Certificate of Completion from the Department of Public Health.



Eat Healthy | Be Active

Be Tobacco Free

Access to Quality Care

Health Equity

Chronic Diseases

Community Capacity

ACHIEVE Community: Dalton

Atlanta Promise Neighborhood

Sustainable Seeds





Live Healthy Georgia is an initiative sponsored by the Georgia Department of Public Health