The article is part of our series of blog posts featuring each of the individuals and/or organizations selected for the National AfterSchool Association’s Most Influential in Health and Wellness for afterschool. The Walking Classroom proudly sponsored the competition because of our strong belief in the value of afterschool programs and the importance of promoting healthier lifestyles for all kids.
Our next honoree is:
Gwinnett County | Live Healthy Gwinnett
Lawrenceville, Georgia | livehealthygwinnett.co
The mission of Live Healthy Gwinnett is to promote positive change in the Gwinnett community that encourages people to:
- BE ACTIVE
- EAT HEALTHY
- GET CHECKED
- BE POSITIVE
Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation developed and launched Live Healthy Gwinnett in 2014 along with Eastside Medical Center. This community-wide wellness initiative is a proactive approach to address the preventable chronic illnesses that impact Gwinnett County. The Partners of Live Healthy Gwinnett encourage and engage those who live, learn, work, play, and age in the Gwinnett community to invest in personal wellness through active programming, community events and policy implementation.
Selections were made by NAA based on strong advocacy for and support of health and wellness in afterschool. Those selected represent individuals and organizations whose service, action, and leadership align with and support the NAA Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) Standards and affect large numbers of youth, families, or afterschool professionals.