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INK, Hall County Junior League to host health expo geared toward kids
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‘Healthy Habits: A Chld and Family Wellness Expo’
When: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 20
Where: Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St. SE, Gainesville
Cost: Free
More info: www.inkfun.org

With the scary ratio of 1 in 6 children between 2 and 19 being overweight, two local agencies plan to take a stand.

The Hall County Junior League and Interactive Neighborhood for Kids are hosting a family wellness expo to introduce children to healthy habits, such as eating right, exercising and maintaining their health. The goal is to provide an entertaining, engaging and educational way for kids to learn about health and wellness.

The fifth annual “Healthy Habits: A Child and Family Wellness Expo” will be from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at 999 Chestnut St. SE in Gainesville. The expo will provide many resources and opportunities for children and families to learn about preventing childhood obesity and maintaining a happy, healthy lifestyle.

As children explore the expo and visit the various vendors, they will carry an Expo Passport to earn stickers for each activity they complete at each vendor. Each activity will relate to a healthy habit.

For example, the YMCA will have a healthy snack craft planned that explores the importance of being creative and using your imagination as well as eating healthy. The Girl Scouts of Historic North Georgia’s event will demonstrate the importance of social healthy habits with an activity for anti-bullying and being a friend to someone who is different. CMS Counseling will conduct a feelings game to demonstrate the importance of mental health as a healthy habit.

Once the activities are complete, the children may turn in their Expo Passport for a prize.

Admission to INK is free that day.

For more information, visit inkfun.org.

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