Announcements

GPB is joining with other critical partners in Georgia to grow our wellness community and connect resources around the topic of obesity. Learn the latest data, expand your network, and share information with others working on this issue.

Cafeteria Man Farm to School event and trailer:

· Interested in hosting a showing of the movie in your community? Use Cafeteria Man to help support farm to school in Georgia. Organize a house party or community screening. Invite Parents, Teachers, Students, School Food Advocates, Policy Makers, Farmers, others. Learn more about the film and how to host a screening at CafeteriaMan.com. Enter promo code: GEORGIA (Publicity materials & School Food Action guides are available on website for free download.)

· Help us bring more fresh, healthy food to our school kids and expand the opportunities for GA farmers? Go here and work with us to achieve 5 million meals and beyond!

 

Blogs

Pick, Cook, and Keep Great Georgia Products

Pick, Cook, and Keep Great Georgia Products

Wed., August 14, 2013 8:48am (EDT)

As a country girl living in the city, I cannot escape my love for fresh, local foods. We grew much of our own when I was growing up, but that’s no longer an option at my family’s city dwelling.... [Continue Reading]

Free Family Fun Event at the Capitol

Free Family Fun Event at the Capitol

The third annual Be Healthy Georgia Day will be at the capitol this coming Saturday, March 9, 2013. The family event is...

Indoor Games for the Rainy Season

Indoor Games for the Rainy Season

I can’t remember a winter when we’ve gotten so much rain. That’s just an observation, not a complaint. We’ve been in a drought for years and it is very nice to make headway in recovering...

 

News

CDC Director Calls Safety Lapses 'Unacceptable'

CDC Director Calls Safety Lapses 'Unacceptable'

Wed., July 16, 2014 4:35pm (EDT)

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention went to Capitol Hill Wednesday to testify about what he called an “unacceptable” series of safety breaches. Dr. Tom Frieden, who heads the Atlanta-based federal health laboratories, was in Washington to address the mishandling of potentially lethal anthrax spores in June. Since that episode, the agency has revealed there have been other occasions in which scientists at the CDC have mishandled small pox and avian flu virus samples. [Continue Reading]

After Breaches, CDC Says Scientists Have A 'Complacent' Attitude Toward Safety

After Breaches, CDC Says Scientists Have A 'Complacent' Attitude Toward Safety

In the wake of back-to-back incidents involving dangerous materials, CDC officials say some scientists have become complacent about following safety rules. A report released Monday found the Atlanta-based federal health laboratories used expired disinfectants and transferred dangerous germs in Ziploc bags after dozens of CDC employees were exposed to live anthrax bacteria in June. The report follows an announcement last week that a dangerous strand of the H5N1 bird flu had been combined with a fairly benign flu sample.

Baby Boomers Were The Fitness Generation. So What Happened?

Baby Boomers Were The Fitness Generation. So What Happened?

Remember Jane Fonda workout tapes, leg warmers, racquetball? If you do, you’re probably a baby boomer, the first generation to embrace regular exercise and daily workouts. And you are now likely part of a majority of middle agers who have gone from fit to flabby. GPB’s Bobbie Battista takes a look at the rise and fall of the fitness generation.