There are an estimated ten million obese and overweight American kids who experience the ongoing frustrations associated with excessive weight and often do not know where to turn. The Center Helping Obesity in Children End Successfully, Inc., a grassroots organization was formed in April 2002 to join the fight against the deadly epidemic of childhood obesity. The Center aims to spread awareness of this critical issue and significantly reduce the presence of childhood obesity in our communities. It is an ambitious goal and if it seems as if we are in a hurry, it is because we are!
In this day of medical marvels, we as yet have no cure for obesity, but we do have the ability to make choices. America will have to choose nutrition over revenues and meal planning over instant gratification. Every community and every family will have to choose to ensure that children receive the reassurance and support they need to make lifelong choices for a happy, healthier life. The Center Helping Obesity in Children End Successfully, Inc., is eager to embrace this challenge.
Our mission is to provide a parent and child resource center for the clinically diagnosed and at-risk children of obesity. The Center promotes weight management and lifestyle changes through nutrition education, peer socialization, physical activity and community involvement. The First Church CDC and First Congregational Church have recognized the need to assist in fighting childhood obesity by providing space for program activities, and introducing nutritional food choices to children participating in the First Church/First Church CDC summer music camps.
CHOICES is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.
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Program Site: 125 Ellis Street, Atlanta, GA 30303
Admin. Office: 1275 Shiloh Road NW, Suite 2660, Kennesaw GA 30144