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Healthy Habits Expo returns at INK
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The “Healthy Habits: A Child & Family Wellness Expo” is back for another year.

Last year’s Expo was such a big hit in the community that The Junior League of Gainesville/Hall County and the Interactive Neighborhood for Kids will be working together again to make the 2013 Healthy Habits Expo even better.

The Expo is fun for the whole family. Professionals from the fields of health care, nutrition, mental health, exercise physiology, sports and Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County will be participating as exhibitors and educators.

The communitywide event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24 at INK, located at 999 Chestnut St. SE, Gainesville.

The Expo will provide many resources and opportunities for children and their families to learn about preventing childhood obesity and maintaining a happy, healthy lifestyle.

Families who attend the expo will gain perspective on how to incorporate physical activity and healthy nutritional habits into everyday routines, as well as the importance of preventive health care.

To celebrate National Poison Prevention Week, Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County will host a table at the Expo pointing out the dangers children face from adult medicines in the home.

“Ask any parent, and they will tell you they store medicine where children can’t get them,” said Kim Martin, Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County coalition coordinator. “But they might not be thinking of pills stored in purses, vitamins left on counter tops or a diaper rash remedy near a changing table.”

“Curious kids can get into trouble fast. It only takes a few seconds for children to get into medicine that could make them very sick. Take a look around your house to make sure all medicine is up and away and out of sight.”

There will be food, games and prizes Don’t miss out on a fun and educational day with the family.

For more information, contact Laura Fowler at or Kim Martin at, 770-219-8095, or visit