The Union Recorder

Local News

February 18, 2013

Eggs & Issues series to focus on Baldwin County’s health status

MILLEDGEVILLE — The community is invited to hear and discuss the local obesity epidemic and the progress of the Live Healthy Baldwin coalition during the Eggs & Issues Breakfast Series hosted by the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce next week.

Georgia College’s Center for Health and Social Issues Director Dr. Jim Lidstone will lead the discussion with local city and county officials, health advocates, educators, citizens and others in attendance.

“I will give an update on the state of obesity in Baldwin County and current statistics on obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. I will then show video clips from ‘The Weight of the Nation’ documentary series,” Lidstone said. “I’ll talk about Live Healthy Baldwin goals for the fourth year of the project, and what a healthy community looks like and give some examples of some of CNN Money’s top 10 small cities to live in across the nation.”

Registration for the “The Weight of Milledgeville-Baldwin County” is slated to begin at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at The Original Crockett’s Family Cafeteria. The series is presented by Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) and is sponsored by BodyPlex Fitness and Georgia Power Company. Tickets are $10 each, or $75 for a table of eight. The cost of tickets includes a breakfast buffet prior to the 8 a.m. presentation.

“I hope [those in attendance] will see the difference between Milledgeville and some of the other communities in the top 10. It’s not that great of a gap; and we can close that gap and we can be like those communities with policy and infrastructure changes,” Lidstone said. “A lot of good things are going for us, but we’re just a few steps away from actually being there.”

At the monthly Eggs & Issues Breakfast, business and community leaders, and elected officials take the opportunity to have an open forum discussing issues relating to Milledgeville and Baldwin County. Topics include legislative agenda, education, transportation and economic development.

Text Only
Local News
Poll
AP Video
Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Palestinians and Israeli Soldiers Clash Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks
NDN Video
Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot