Family & Consumer Sciences
Family and Consumer Science program area reached more than 800 people, providing information about healthy eating, chronic disease prevention and food safety in 2019. Along with the Walk-a-Weigh program, we offered a variety of programs such as Walk Georgia, Rite Bite Diabetes Cooking School and cancer Prevention Cooking School. Health and disease prevention education is an important topic and the Family and Consumer Science program area has been able to share this information to get people healthy and active.
Walk-a-Weigh is an award-winning weight control program emphasizing the importance of physical activity and healthy eating. The eight-week Walk-a-Weigh program focuses on physical activity, healthy eating and chronic disease control and prevention. The program is being taught to individuals who are interested in making lifestyle changes. During the first program, 18 participated in Walk-a-Weigh and lost more than 75 pounds as a group.
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