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by Kelly Bainbridge on Apr 11th 2014

Some local churches, schools and community groups have been selected to receive assistance from Tanner Health System’s Get Healthy, Live Well initiative to start their own community gardens. Some of the gardens will be used to grow food for local needy families...

by Kelly Bainbridge on Mar 31st 2014

With spring in the air, people’s tastes turn to lighter meals and fresh, seasonal ingredients. For those in need of some inspiration in the kitchen, Get Healthy West Georgia’s upcoming Healthy for Life class will serve up cooking lessons from a noted local...

by Kelly Bainbridge on Mar 24th 2014

If you love to cook and have a passion for teaching others, volunteer with the Get Healthy, Live Well “Cooking Matters” program today. We need volunteers to teach our Cooking Matters nutrition-based cooking class. Chefs, nutrition educators and class assistants...

by Kelly Bainbridge on Jan 31st 2014

Get Healthy, Live Well Offers Free Resources for New Community Gardens Many people have dreamed of starting a community garden in west Georgia, but may not have the time, organization or support they need to make their garden dreams a reality. Get Healthy, Live...

by Kelly Bainbridge on Dec 13th 2013

There are plenty of healthy ways to fill up with satisfying meals during the winter months without filling out your waistline. There’s no doubt, it’s an extremely busy time of year. But that doesn’t mean you have to forgo healthy cooking or rely on fast food...

by Kelly Bainbridge on Dec 2nd 2013

Winter is almost here, and our west Georgia farmers still have plenty of sustainably produced foods to nourish your family and warm your spirits. From homegrown collards and sweet potatoes to fresh pork sausage, their cold-weather offerings are delicious and nutritious....

by Kelly Bainbridge on Nov 26th 2013

1. Improves the quality of life for people involved with the garden 2. Produces nutritious and delicious food 3. Provides a catalyst for neighborhood and community development 4. Fosters social interaction among residents 5. Encourages self-reliance and independence 6....

by Kelly Bainbridge on Nov 21st 2013

With hundreds of farms and thousands of diners who want to eat more locally grown foods, west Georgia is ripe for the farm-to-chef movement. Sweeping the country from California to upstate New York, this idea is increasingly popular with chefs, farmers and diners. Here’s...

by Kelly Bainbridge on Nov 8th 2013

Through Cooking Matters classes, kids and adults of all ages are learning the value of home-cooked meals in creating a healthy lifestyle. October marked the start to the first set of Cooking Matters classes, an initiative of Get Healthy, Live Well. The classes...

by Kelly Bainbridge on Oct 29th 2013

Residents of Villa Rica gathered on Tuesday, Oct. 22 to launch a new community garden at Stockmar Park adjacent to the Pine Mountain Gold Museum. More than 80 people attended the garden kick-off hosted by Tanner Health System’s Get Healthy, Live Well initiative...