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Let’s Move! DeKalb expo coming up

7/18/2014, 9:09 p.m.

Families can learn how to stay healthy at the fourth annual Let’s Move! DeKalb/Back to School Fitness Fun Day on July 26 at Exchange Park Intergenerational Center in Decatur.

The 10 a.m.-to-3 p.m. event, which is free to attend, will feature a nutrition and fitness scavenger hunt, live performances, health screenings, fitness activities, nutrition exhibits, cooking demonstrations, and exhibits from local organizations.

There also will be speeches and giveaways of back-to-school supplies.

Vanetta Keyes, founder and executive director of the nonprofit Center Helping Obesity in Children End Successfully, which is co-sponsoring the event with the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority, said they will showcase programs to help families sustain healthier habits for a lifetime.

Speakers include DeKalb District 3 Commissioner Larry Johnson; Dr. Keri Norris, chief of health policy and administration for the hospital authority; and Dr. S. Elizabeth Ford, district health director for the DeKalb Board of Health.

Johnson said the event reinforces De­Kalb’s commitment made in 2011 to become a Let’s Move! county under first lady Michelle Obama’s national initiative.

“Childhood obesity continues to be a threat to our children and their future, which is why I encourage everyone to participate in this year’s Let’s Move! DeKalb expo,” he said.

Exchange Park Intergenerational Center is at 2771 Columbia Drive. Visit www.ChoicesForKids.org or call 678-819-3663.