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Family Festival Celebrates Start of Olympics

C.H.O.I.C.E.S. sponsored the event last weekend.

The Center Helping Obesity In Children End Successfully (C.H.O.I.C.E.S.) celebrated the start of the Summer Olympics Saturday by hosting the second annual Let’s Move! DeKalb Fitness & Nutrition Expo.

Several hundred kids and adults learned about fitness, nutrition and Olympic sports at the event at the Exchange Park Intergenerational Center outside Decatur.

Kids demonstrated their athletic skills in tae kwondo and other sports.

First Lady Michelle Obama is leading the U.S. Delegation to the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

She has urged families around the country to support Team USA by getting active in their own communities at events like the fitness and nutrition expo.

The free family festival featured fun fitness activites with representatives from the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks and Team B.L.U.E. Tennis.

C.H.O.I.C.E.S.' mascot Zoey celebrated her birthday with a celebration that taught kids healthy eating habits.

Presented by the Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority, Let's Move! DeKalb provided nutrition education exhibits and physical fitness activities.

Visit www.choicesforkids.org or call 678-819-3663 for more information.

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