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    Georgia's obesity and diabetes rates have increased dramatically in recent years, but west Georgians have the opportunity to turn those statistics and their lives around. Get Healthy West Georgia provides the information, free tools and support our community needs to get healthy, feel better and live longer.

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        Healthy for Life

        Healthy for Life

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        The first Healthy for Life class at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton had nearly 200 people dancing, laughing and learning new ways to make healthy lifestyle changes. A part of the Get Healthy West Georgia initiative led by Tanner Health System and the Community Foundation of West Georgia, the series of eight …

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        Volunteers Needed for Diabetes Prevention Coach Training

        Volunteers Needed for Diabetes Prevention Coach Training

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        If you love to eat well and exercise and have a passion for helping others get healthy, volunteer with the Get Healthy, Live Well Diabetes Prevention program. We need volunteers to teach the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Lifestyle Coaches share their time and expertise to lead participants with prediabetes in …

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        Peaches, Peppers, Potatoes and More!

        Peaches, Peppers, Potatoes and More!

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        If you love the taste of fresh local produce, now’s your chance to indulge. It’s National Farmers Market Week, and here in west Georgia you’ll have plenty of opportunities to savor the best homegrown flavors. Local markets are hosted weekly from Tuesday through Saturday in Roopville, Bremen, Villa Rica and …

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        Maintain, Don’t Gain Challenge

        Maintain, Don’t Gain Challenge

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        Keep Your Beach Body Fit Through Fall With Continuing ‘Maintain, Don’t Gain’ Challenge Page Content For those who worked hard to drop a few pounds for the summer season, Get Healthy West Georgia is offering a fitness and nutrition challenge to help residents in Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties keep …

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        Eat Fresh, Eat Local 2013

        Eat Fresh, Eat Local 2013

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        July 2013 Eat Fresh, Eat Local Challenge               Summer offers a wide variety of colorful and tasty produce. Fresh foods are not only more nutritious, they also taste great and can be found right here in your own community. Get Healthy West Georgia is partnering with the West GA Locavore group …

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        West Georgia Locavore Challenge Kick Off Party

        West Georgia Locavore Challenge Kick Off Party

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             Challenge for West Georgia Residents to Eat Locally West Georgia Locavore Challenge Kick Off Party to be held June 30th, 2013 CARROLLTON, GA (June 17th, 2013) – An active group of citizens are facilitating a campaign to support local farms and businesses. The West Georgia Locavore Challenge is …

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        Farm to Table Dinner

        Farm to Table Dinner

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        Farmers Fresh CSA, Sweet Meadow Farm and Beech Creek Farm & Orchards in Tallapoosa will be holding a very special celebration of local food on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Appetizers and tour from 4 to 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30.  Local chefs will prepare delicious foods provided by local …

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        Knox Park Community Garden

        Knox Park Community Garden

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        The Knox Park Community Garden is now open! The dedication and first work day was held on Monday, April 29, 2013.  For more information about how you can adopt or sponsor a plot in the garden, see the information under the “resources” tab above.

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        2013 Get Healthy West Georgia Weight Loss Challenge Winners

        2013 Get Healthy West Georgia Weight Loss Challenge Winners

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        Congratulations to the 2013 Get Healthy West Georgia Weight Loss Challenge winners!  The weight lost during the 12 week challenge was quite impressive – 2,472 pounds, which is equivalent to a Volkswagen Bug with four adults inside.  Thirty six of the contestants lost over 10% of their weight and qualified …

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        Spring Farm Tours

        Spring Farm Tours

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        Join our local farmers for a Spring Tour of several farms.  The tours will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  On the tour, vendors will showcase everything from raising chickens to buildings made with dirt to bountiful gardens and greenhouses.  Tours are free …

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        Spring Runs and Walks in West Georgia

        Spring Runs and Walks in West Georgia

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        Check out our events calendar for a listing of some awesome walks and runs coming up this spring in Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties! Hints for having fun at a run 1. Don’t be nervous. There will always be people who finish before you and people who finish after you.  …

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