Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Action for Healthy Kids to host wellness policy workshops in February

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In partnership with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), Georgia Action for Healthy Kids is hosting two one-day complimentary satellite training sessions, titled Developing School Wellness Policies: A Team Approach Satellite Training. The training is designed to help with the new federal requirement for a local wellness policy.

In partnership with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), Georgia Action for Healthy Kids is hosting two complimentary satellite training sessions, titled Developing School Wellness Policies: A Team Approach Satellite Training. The training is designed to help with the new federal requirement for a local wellness policy. The program is open to all interested contributors available statewide at Georgia Education Training Centers and offered on two days, February 15th at 4 p.m. and February 22nd at 9 a.m. SPACE IS LIMITED.

The workshops are an opportunity for School District Representatives, School Administrators, School Board Members, School Nurses, Public Health, Healthcare Providers, community-based organizations, and parents to learn about federal requirements for wellness policies from expert sources, including the Superintendent of Schools, the Director of School and Community Nutrition, and local PE Specialists. Attendees will also hear about resources they can use to assist in developing and implementing strong policies, other districts' successes.

“We are excited about having the opportunity to provide school districts, health professionals and the community with this training,” said Robin Tanner, Chairman of Georgia Action for Healthy Kids “These sessions will inform attendees about the pressing need to develop local school district wellness policies and tutor them on how to create, write, and put these policies into practice, prior to the start of the 2006-07 school year.”

To learn more about the workshops and download a registration form, visit http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/state_profile.php?state=GA. For training center locations, visit http://www.ga-edtech.org/, or call 404-508-7759. Seating is limited, so register early.

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