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Healthy Kids Programs

Tanner Health System makes healthy eating and exercise a family affair by offering a full range of Healthy Kids programming. Discover how our interactive programs bring together kids, parents and caregivers to educate young people about:  

  • Healthy eating and nutrition 
  • Physical fitness  
  • School safety 
  • And more

Healthy Kids Programs

Get Healthy Kids

This healthy lifestyle program, for kids ages 8 to 16 and their families, consists of six weekly, 90-minute sessions. Activities include a nutrition lesson, physical activity, goal setting and a support session for parents or guardians. Participants who complete the class receive a cookbook and entry into a prize drawing.

Eat a Rainbow

Convincing kids to eat their fruits and veggies is no small feat. That’s why our live-action play enlists a troupe of three vegetable superheroes to show kids that eating healthy can be fun. Kids who attend the performance at their school receive a set of five colorful wristbands to remind them to eat a rainbow of five servings of fruits and vegetables each day.

The Kids Health Exhibit

This interactive traveling exhibit for kids ages 6 to 12 teaches healthy lifestyle tips through nine hands-on stations focused on nutrition, physical activity and living tobacco-free. To schedule The Kids Exhibit to appear at a school or library near you, email gethealthy@tanner.org.

Kids 'N the Kitchen

Our mobile teaching kitchens, for grades K-8, help students improve their nutritional IQ by learning cooking fundamentals. The program also helps kids understand how to read food labels, identify hidden sugars and prepare healthy meals.

Safe Routes to School (SRTS)

Get Healthy, Live Well partners with the community, parents and administrators of Carrollton City Schools to make it safer for kids to bike and walk to school, enabling families to embrace a healthier lifestyle. The Carrollton GreenBelt trail system connects many neighborhoods with city schools. Download this map to discover additional safe routes near you. To learn more about Safe Routes to School, visit carrolltoncityschools.net or email gethealthy@tanner.org.

Power Up for 30 (PU30)

The goal of this statewide initiative is to give kids more opportunities for physical activity before, during and after the school day. As part of the program, elementary school teachers learn how to integrate an additional 30 minutes or more of physical activity into the curriculum. A study evaluating the impact of PU30 on Georgia public elementary schools and their students is available online.

View our calendar for upcoming classes and events. To enroll in an upcoming class please register online or call 770-214-CARE (2273).

Have a specific question about raising healthy kids? You can also visit the Tanner Health Library to find meaningful health information in the form of healthy living blogs, articles, quizzes and interactive tools.

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Events

Intro to Tai Chi - Villa Rica
Intro to Tai Chi - Villa Rica

Monday, September 28, 2020

Freshstart - Carrollton
Freshstart - Carrollton

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

News

New, Comprehensive Concept in Senior Living Taking Shape in Villa Rica
New, Comprehensive Concept in Senior Living Taking Shape in Villa Rica

An entirely new, comprehensive concept in senior living is coming to west Georgia as Tanner Health System’s The Birches at Villa Rica takes shape.

Move It Mondays — Reclaim Your Healthy Weight, Fitness Goals
Move It Mondays — Reclaim Your Healthy Weight, Fitness Goals

Move It Mondays — from Tanner Health System’s Get Healthy Live Well (GHLW) — is an eight-week program designed to turn walkers into runners and is a great way to reclaim your healthy weight and fitness goals. The next session starts on Sept. 14 and runs through Nov. 2 — just in time for Fall.

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