The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) announced last week that free meals are available throughout the state for eligible children age 18 and under (and some eligible adults) as a part of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).
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Choosing child care is one of the most important decisions a parent will make. But knowing where to look for child care, and more importantly, knowing how to evaluate the quality of care is not always easy.
Gov. Nathan Deal, first lady Sandra Deal and leaders of several state agencies are calling for parents and caregivers of children to have heightened awareness this summer of the dangers of leaving children unattended in vehicles.
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When LaVerne Brown attended a community baby shower in Savannah in 2013, she was hoping to learn as much as she could about becoming a mother.
It was a muggy June afternoon in 2010 when Christine Spriggs, a nutrition assistant at the Floyd County Health Department, parked her pickup truck at the grocery store.
Childhood obesity comes with an estimated price tag of $19,000 per child when comparing lifetime medical costs to those of a normal weight child, according to an analysis led by researchers at the Duke Global Health Institute and Duke-NUS Graduate Medi
Child abuse and neglect are major public health problems. Nationally, nearly one in three adults reports that they were emotionally, physically or sexually abused as a child and one in nine reports having been emotionally or physically neglected.
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About 140,000 babies are born in Georgia every year. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) aims to make sure they all have a healthy start to life, which has a tremendous impact on the health of the community and the state.