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Childhood obesity in Georgia is reaching an epidemic level. As many schools are scaling back their participation in the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, Georgia is providing incentives to schools to serve better food to students.
November is National Adoption Month – a time to raise awareness about the need for adoptive families for the children in Georgia’s care. There are an estimated 7,600 foster care children in Georgia that are in need of loving homes and families.
During an average flu season, the Department of Public Health reports, 36,000 Americans die and more than 200,000 suffer complications that lead to hospital visits. With flu season starting this month, the department offers you tips to keep your family healthy.
A partnership between the Governor’s Office for Children and Families, the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault, the 2012 Georgia Symposium on Sexual Violence aims to educate Georgians about the best methods of prevention for and response to a widely unreported crime.
Starting in January 2013, Georgia State War Veterans Homes will charge veterans a reasonable, daily fee of $22.42 to cover medical and nursing care expenses. The local veterans’ service offices in Augusta and Milledgeville will help veterans apply for federal benefits to defray these costs.
Concussions are among the most common sport- and recreation-related injuries reported in children and adolescents, and aggregate concussion cases number some 3.9 million per year throughout the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates.
To ensure that children around the state are well taken care of, the Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) program offers low-income families subsidies to pay for quality child care. CAPS covers costs for children 12 and younger; it also assists parents with special needs children up to age 17.