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Childhood Obesity Prevention Month

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, one in three children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, here are five tips on how to keep your family healthy and happy.

photo (2)ESNG’s Babies Can’t Wait puts the fun in Fall Family Fun Day

ESNG Babies Can’t Wait is the lead agency and community member of the Gwinnett Early Childhood Interagency Council (GECIC). On Saturday, September 19, 2015, GECIC partnered with the Emory University Department of Physical Therapy students and Gwinnett County Schools to provide a Fall Family Fun Day for children birth to grade 5 with developmental delays and/or disabilities. The day’s activities were aimed at child and family education, in a effort to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle to allow for more engaged participation within school and the community. There were also parent information mini sessions, and participating vendors provided information on community resources for therapy services, public health services, developmental toys, and Special Olympics.  The families that attended were so appreciative for an opportunity to participate in community activities in a safe and inclusive environment. Learn more about our early intervention services here.
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School is back in full swing

The over 1,500 children attending our 12 child development centers in Fulton County and Northeast Georgia have been in school for over a month now. Easter Seals at Sylvan Hills has worked hard every one of these 30 days. So much so, in fact, that Classroom J (Pre-K) celebrated with an “I Survived” day. They channeled their inner warrior! Check these photos of how they celebrated. 

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Trick or Treat Trot 5K and Family Fun Festival Update
Trick or Treat Trot – We are gearing up for our annual Trick or Treat Trot 5K and Family Fun Festival. It’s scheduled for Saturday, October 17 at the Arena at Gwinnett.

We have been working hard to make this year’s event bigger and better to raise funds and awareness for children with special needs or disabilities in our community. As a part of the festival, we will hold a raffle. There have been many generous community businesses, organizations and attractions that have donated tickets, items or gift cards to be raffled off. A huge thank you to all of our sponsor. A sample of the prizes that will be raffled are:

  • Children’s bicycles
  • Two round-trip tickets on Southwest Airlines
  • Tickets to area attractions, including:
    • Georgia Aquarium
    • Mayfield Dairy
    • Stars and Strikes
    • Word of Coca-Cola
    • Zoo Atlanta
And much, much more….

Don’t forget: If you sign up as a VIP ($35), you will receive a dri-fit race shirt, upfront parking and an extra raffle ticket!!

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