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									BEE FIT

 Kay Register
Angie Graham
Cyndee Cowart
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       Physical Activity

     BEE FIT

    For Students in
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

    Dell Beamguard
   Community Center

     April 26, 2008

       2 – 4 PM

            BEE FIT
          HEALTH FAIR
 Who: For Students in Kindergarten, First and
      Second Grade and Their Parents
 When: April 26, 2008
 Where: Dell Beamguard Community Center
        South Gordon Avenue, Adel
 Time: 2 – 4 P.M.

Come and learn how to be healthy and safe.
Lots of information and professionals from
many fields will be there to tell you ways to
stay fit. Lots of information and freebies will
be given out.
Come and have a great time!
                     Adel News Tribune

                       Bee Fit Health Fair
               Children 5 years to 7 years of age
                     Saturday April 26, 2008
                      2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
              Dell Beamguard Community Center
Activities, bike rodeo, free samples, and cool information for all.
             For more information call 229-549-7713
               Speak with Angie, Cyndee, or Kay

             Kids please bring your parents.
    Radio Announcement
                   Kids, Listen Up!
 There is going to be a BEE FIT Health Fair at the Dell
 Beamguard Center in Adel, GA on Saturday, April 26th
 from 2-4 p.m. Children that are in Kindergarten, First,
 and Second grade are invited to attend with a parent.
    Come and learn about how to eat healthy, stay
   active,and bicycle safety. That’s just some of the
booths at the BEE FIT Health Fair! For information call
         229-896-4088. Hope to see you there!
  Judy Wilson, LPN
Dr. Howard Mcmahan
  361 Cargile Road
  Ocilla, Ga 31774
• Nearly 22 million school days are lost due to the
common cold.
•Elementary students using proper hand hygiene only
missed 2.42 days of school.
•Those who did not use good hygiene missed 3.02 days
of school.
•Kids who wash their hands at least four times a day
experience 24% fewer sick days from colds, flu and the
like, and 51% fewer sick days due to stomach ailments.
•Some viruses and other bacteria can live on surfaces
like cafeteria tables and doorknobs for up to two hours.
Mrs. Wilson is a nurse and must keep herself safe from
germs and wants others to be safe. She has been a nurse
for 30 years and likes taking care of children. She will
demonstrate the proper techniques for hand washing. She
will have an experiment for the children to do with glitter. It
will show how germs spread and how they must use soap
and water to remove the germs (glitter). She will give out
written instructions and samples of hand sanitizers.
    Oral Check-Ups

Dr. Glenn T. Swindle, D.D.S., P.C.
        114 W. Moore St.
          Valdosta, GA
                          Oral Check-Ups

•   According to the American Dental Association, tooth decay is the most
    common chronic disease affecting American children.
•   Although dental caries (tooth decay) is largely preventable, it remains the
    most common chronic disease of children aged 5 to 17 years—5 times
    more common than asthma (59% versus 11%).
•   In May 2001, the Office of the Surgeon General released its first ever
    report on oral health in America. The report found that millions of school
    hours are lost each year to dental related diseases.
•   Poor children suffer twice as many dental problems than their affluent
          Oral Check-Ups
Dr. Swindle has been practicing dentistry for more than
 30 years. He loves working in Valdosta and working
     with children to help keep their smiles healthy.
   Dr. Swindle and his staff will be performing oral
    checkups for our participants and handing out
 toothpaste and toothbrushes. Participants can also
    enter a coloring contest to win a free electric
               toothbrush from Oral B.

 Dr. Fauzia K. Durrani MD
Valdosta Allergy & Asthma
 107 Woodrow Wilson Dr.
       Valdosta, GA

•   The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America says that Allergies are the
    5th leading chronic disease in the U.S. among all ages, and the 3rd most
    common chronic disease among children under 18 years old.
   Over 50 million Americans suffer from allergies.
   Approximately 55 percent of all U.S. citizens test positive to one or more
   Allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic disease in the United
   Allergies cost the health care system about $18 billion annually.
   Allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, is the reason for over 15 million doctor
    office visits each year.
   In the past year, 18.4 million adults and 6.7 children were diagnosed with
    hay fever.
                     http://www.achooallergy.com/allergy-statistics.asp
            http://www.webmd.com/allergies/childhood-allergies-8/allergies-school
 Dr. Durrani has been working in the allergy field in
 pediatrics for over 30 years. She loves practicing
        medicine in Valdosta and Waycross.
Dr. Durrani will be passing out information on how to
        reduce indoor allergens and tissues.

Dr. Jennifer Lawrence MD
Valdosta Specialty Clinic
      2148 N. Oak St.
       Valdosta, GA
• There are 20.8 million children and adults in the United
  States, or 7% of the population, who have diabetes. While
  an estimated 14.6 million have been diagnosed with
  diabetes, unfortunately, 6.2 million people (or nearly one-
  third) are unaware that they have the disease.
• Type 1 diabetes, also known as "juvenile" or "juvenile
  onset" diabetes, is usually first diagnosed in children,
  teenagers, or young adults. However, people may develop
  type 1 diabetes at any age.
• Though type 2 diabetes is usually diagnosed in
  adulthood, increased obesity and other factors have led
  to a recent "epidemic" of this form of diabetes in young
  adults and children under 10. Still, most children
  diagnosed with diabetes get type 1.
• About 176,500 people aged 20 years or younger have
  diabetes. This represents 0.22% of all people in this age
  group. About one in every 400 to 600 children and
  adolescents have type 1 diabetes.
 Dr. Lawrence has been practicing medicine for
 the last 14 years. She specializes in Diabetes
    prevention and management for all ages.
    Dr. Lawrence and her staff will be providing
 information on diabetes, performing blood sugar
testing on site, and handing out sugar-free candy.
       Eye Care

Dr. Steven T. Greenhaw MD PC
   2704-G North Oak Street
         Valdosta, GA
                            Eye Care
•   According to The Foundation of the American Academy of
    Ophthalmology, “In addition to protecting your eyes from accidents,
    early detection and treatment of eye problems is the best way to
    keep your healthy vision throughout your life.”
•   Infants and children are more susceptible to UV damage because the
    lenses in their eyes are clearer.
•   Your child should be checked for vision problems by an eye doctor
    (an ophthalmologist), pediatrician, or other trained specialist at the
    ages of: newborn to 3 months, 6 months to 1 year, about 3 years,
    about 5 years.
•   Having your child's vision checked is especially important if someone
    in your family has had vision problems.

     •   http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/actearly/vision_loss.html
                •   http://www.greenhaweye.yourmd.com/
         •   http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dd/vision3.htm#common
                       Eye Care

Dr. Greenhaw graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in
August of 1988. He started his practice in Valdosta in 1992. He
strongly feels that yearly exams are very important for the growth of
a child. Dr. Greenhaw will provide free eye exams to all participants
and their parents.
Dr. James R. Goss, DO
 Valdosta Orthopedic
3527 N. Valdosta Road
 Valdosta, GA 31620
• In the United States 3 to 5 children
  out of 1,000 will develop scoliotic
  curves large enough to need
• Juvenile scoliosis is found more
  frequently in girls between the ages
  of 3 and 10. These curves are at a
  high risk for progression and often
  require surgical intervention.
• Scoliosis affects girls twice as often
  as boys.
• Scoliosis usually occurs in those
  older than 10 years, but can be seen
  in infants and younger children.
• In 85% of the cases the cause is
 Dr. Goss will give an overview of
   scoliosis. He will discuss the
causes, symptoms, the three types
  of scoliosis that affect children,
 exams and treatment. Dr. Goss
will pass out brochures and set up
  free exams for those who want
        their children tested.
         Organic Milk
Kelvin Spurlock, Dairy Farmer
  Sparkman’s Cream Dairy
 1263 Rossman Dairy Road
     Moultrie, GA 31768
                                    ORGANIC MILK
•Studies found that cows farmed organically produced milk which was, on average,
50% higher in vitamin E, omega 3 essential fatty acids and antioxidants, which help
beat infections, protect against cancer and heart disease.
• Omega 3 fatty acids also help maintain flexible joints and healthy growth of bones
and teeth (important for young children).
•Omega-3 fatty acids are crucial to proper brain development in infants and children.
•Kids 4-8 years old need 800 mg per day of calcium.
•Girls have a 52% increase of fractures and boys have a 36% increase of fractures
over their peers 30 years ago due to not drinking milk, a good source of vitamin D
and calcium.
•Children from birth to 13 years of age should have 200 International Units of Vitamin
D a day.
The Sparkman Dairy has been open since 1967. They
have many years of experience in the dairy business. Mr.
Spurlock will tell about the health benefits of organic
farming and how it relates to dairy products. He will have
his laptop set up that will run a video of his dairy farm
producing organic milk. Mr. Spurlock will have samples of
his milk for everyone to taste and an information sheet on
the benefits of organic milk.
     Healthy Eating
Priscilla Greene, FNP-C
Center For Healing and
 1807 Old Ocilla Road
   Tifton, GA 31794
                       HEALTHY EATING
•Among school aged children ages 6-11, the prevalence of
being overweight increased from 6.5 % to 18.8%.
•Type 2 diabetes is increasingly being reported among children
who are overweight.
•In 5 – 17 year olds, almost 60% of overweight children had at
least one cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factor while 25%
of overweight children had 2 or more CVD risk factors.
•Overweight children are more likely to become obese as
•The United States has the highest prevalence of obesity
among developed nations.
Mrs. Greene works in a family practice and encourages her
patients to live a healthy lifestyle. Mrs. Greene will tell the
children and parents why they should be eating a healthy
diet. She will have information about vitamin rich food,
healthy recipes and the food guide pyramid color sheets to
pass out to them. Mrs. Greene will have height-weight
tables and can screen children to see if they are overweight.

 Mr. David DeLorenzo
   President & CEO
Dole Food Company Inc.
    One Dole Drive
 Westlake Village, CA

• According to the Dole website, your body can benefit
  from all the nutrients found in fruits and vegetables by
  eating 5-9 servings per day.
• The Dietary Guidelines suggests that a person should
  increase his intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains,
  and fat-free or low-fat milk for a healthy body.
• Many Americans, young and old, are not getting enough
  calcium, potassium, fiber, magnesium, and vitamins A,C,
  and E, that are found in fruits and vegetables.

   The Dole Company was founded in 1851 in Hawaii.
   Dole is the largest producer and marketer of high-
   quality fresh fruit. The company is also a leader in
  nutrition education and research. Mr. Delorenzo has
worked with the Dole company for many years. He will
   be sharing information about the benefits of eating
fruits and vegetables. He will be giving out samples of
          the different fruit cups made by Dole.
Ronald Highsmith
 Lake Park, GA
               Benefits of Honey
• Daily consumption of honey raises blood
  levels of protective antioxidant
  compounds in humans.
• Raw honey is an excellent treatment for
  90% of all allergies.
• The Food and Drug Administration
  recently recommended that children
  under six should not be given over-the-
  counter cough and cold medicines due to
  potentially harmful side effects.
• Honey has been shown to be a more
  effective cough suppressant for children
  ages 2-18 than dextromethorphan.
• Honey is helpful for healthy individuals
  and those who have high cholesterol and
  Type 2 Diabetes.
• Honey is a great energy source and an
  ergogenic aid (a food or ingredient that
  helps an athlete’s performance).
          Benefits of Honey (cont.)
•    Refined sugars possess a decided affinity for lime and
     they deprive the teeth and bones of this important mineral
     substance; in consequence the teeth decay and the bones
     become weak.
•    A study shows that honey has been proven to sharply
     reduce acid production, thus killing the bacteria
     responsible for dental caries, and blocking the growth of
     oral bacteria.
•    Honey has low calorie content. Honey, when compared
     with the same amount of sugar, gives 40% less calories to
     the body. Although it gives more energy to the body, it
     does not add weight.
•    Honey improves appetite in children suffering from
     conditions of appetite loss.
•    Honey is a source of vitamin B12, vitamin B6, amino
     acids, iron and manganese.
•    Honey has healing properties. It has been used topically
     as an antiseptic therapeutic agent for the treatment of
     ulcers, burns, and wounds for centuries.

    • Do Not Give Honey to a Child Under One
                   Year of Age
                       Mr. Highsmith is a
                 beekeeper who keeps bees
                  and collects the honey. He
                  will discuss the benefits of
                  natural honey and pass out
                 a packet that contains honey
                   tips and recipes for active
                   kids. He will have a small
                 sample of honey for tasting.

www.honey.com/downloads/Honeyand Wellness.pdf
   Jackie Williams
 School Nutritionist
Cook County Board Of
 E. Mitchell Avenue
  Adel, GA 31620
                School Breakfast
• 6% of all children between age 7 and 16 regularly
  skip breakfast.
• An estimated 12%-34% of children and
  adolescents regularly skip breakfast, and that
  percentage increases with age.
• Breakfast skipping is related to significantly
  poorer student academics, cognitive, health and
  weight outcomes.
• Research has shown that when students eat a
  balanced breakfast test scores improve, speed
  and memory skills improve, absenteeism and
  tardiness decline, as do discipline problems and
  school nurse visits.
• Eating breakfast is helpful in the fight against
  childhood obesity.
       School Breakfast (cont.)
• Participating in school breakfast
  and school lunch protects low-
  income girls from becoming
• Eating breakfast lowers fat intake
  and limits snacking over the rest
  of the day.
• Skipping breakfast is linked to
  greater body fat.
• Kids who eat school breakfast eat
  less junk food.
• Nationwide, kids who eat school
  breakfast eat less added sugar
  than non-participants for
Mrs. Williams is the director of the School Nutrition Program
for the schools of Cook County. She will explain the School
Breakfast Program, in which CPS has 51.9% participation,
and inform the students that CPS serves breakfast free of
cost to all its students. She will have copies of the Wellness
Plan for the school system along with an example of a typical
menu for the Primary School. She will discuss the importance
of eating good balanced meals, explaining how a student is
more alert in school if they start the day with a good
Ferguson, Sarah, Duchess of York. (March 2008). Ten
Minutes Toward a Better Tomorrow. School Nutrition, 14-15.
            Mike Kirkland
     Health and Safety Services
Valdosta Chapter of the American Red
   527 N. Patterson St., 2nd Floor
         Valdosta, GA 31601
     First Aid and Safety
• More than 75% of accidents suffered by
  children occur in the home.
• In 2000, approximately 2,300 children ages
  14 and under died from accidents in the
• According to the most recent statistics from
  the Center for Disease Control and
  Prevention, there were approximately 2,800
  children, ages one to 14 years, which died
  from an unintentional injury.
• Falls are the leading cause of unintentional
  injury for children. Children ages 14 and
  under account for one-third of all fall related
  visits to hospital emergency rooms.
     First Aid and Safety (cont.)
• Injury is the leading cause of death and
  disability among children and young adults for
  ages 14 and under.
• 1 out of 5 children in the United States will
  suffer an injury that will require an emergency
  department visit or hospital admission.
• 50% of the deaths of children were due to
  recreational activities.
• Each day more than 10 children under the
  age of 15 die of motor vehicle accidents,
  drowning, poisoning, burns, and other
  physical hazards.
• Burns are the main cause of death in infants
  and children younger than 5.
Mr. Kirkland will discuss a new program call F.A.C.T., First
Aid for Children Today. This program leads kids, age 5-8,
through health promotion and injury prevention activities
and teaches safety in a non-threatening way. He will give a
brief overview on basic first aid procedures, discuss healthy
living habits, how to be a Careful Kid and how to prevent
injuries. Mr. Kirkland will distribute a F.A.C.T. fun book to
the parents of each child so they can work together with
their children to make them better informed and more
aware of first aid and safety.

       Sun Safety
Annette Tiveron, Volunteer
American Cancer Society
   323 Pine Avenue,
       Suite 100
   Albany, GA 31701
                               SUN SAFETY
•Most children get between 50% and 80% of their lifetime exposure
before the age of 18.
•This over exposure to sunlight before age 18 is the most damaging to
the skin.
•A risk factor for skin cancer is having just 1 sunburn as a child and
their chances of getting melanoma doubles.
•Melanoma now strikes kids as young as 10.
•About 2/3 of American children do not get adequate sun protection.
•One in 65 people born in 2001(todays 7 year olds) is expected to get
skin cancer in their lifetime.
•Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers.
Mrs. Tiveron is a cancer survivor and wants to help others stay
healthy. She will tell about the importance of keeping our skin safe
from the sun. She will have examples of sun protective clothing, hats,
eye wear, and a sun shelter (items that do not let the sun through to
the skin) and a variety of sun protection lotions. She will hand out
pamphlets stating facts about the importance of sun safety and have
samples of sunscreen.
        Water Safety
        Paul Watson,
   District Commissioner
Alapaha Area Council, BSA
    1841 Norman Drive
   Valdosta, GA 31601
                           WATER SAFETY
•Despite a 40 percent decline since 1987, drowning is still the second
leading cause of unintentional injury-related death to children ages 1
to 14, taking more than 900 children’s lives each year.
•An estimated 5,000 children ages 14 and under are hospitalized due
to unintentional drowning-related incidents each year; 15 percent die
in the hospital and as many as 20 percent suffer severe, permanent
neurological disability.
•Children aged 5-14 most often drown in swimming pools and open
water such as rivers, lakes, dams and canals.
•More fatal drownings occur in the South and West.
Mr. Watson is involved in Boy Scouts and wants all children to
be safe. He will be showing water safety techniques. He will
have Boy Scouts with him to demonstrate the proper way to
wear life jackets. Mr. Watson will have posters showing safe
swimming techniques, pool safety and boating safety. He will
give out an information sheet and a color book on water safety.
      Fire Safety
Curtis Myers, Fireman
Adel Fire Department
  Adel, GA 31620
                             Fire Safety
•Fires and burns are the fifth leading cause of accidental injury-
related death among children ages 14 and under.
•The first group of fire setters is made up of children under 7
years of age.
•In 2003, 51% of those arrested for arson were under the age
of 18, nearly 1/3 were under the age of 15, and 3% were under
the age of 10.
•Children under age 10 accounted for an estimated 17% of all
fire deaths.
Lt. Myers is a dedicated fireman who enjoys talking to children. He will
talk to the children about fire safety. He will show a video that
demonstrates how to stop, drop and roll and ways to get out of a
burning house. Lt. Myers will display smoke detectors and tell how
many should be in a house and where they should be located. He will
display the gear a fireman wears to a fire and he will let children try on
a fireman’s hat. He will explain that a child should only call 911 in an
emergency. He will pass out a color book and crayons to the children.

Activate America

     Greg Coop
    Moultrie YMCA
  Executive Director
   601 26th Ave. SE
     Moutrie, GA
                 Activate America
•   According to the CDC, “despite the proven benefits of physical activity, more
    than 50% of U.S. adults and children do not get enough physical activity to
    provide health benefits; 24% are not active at all in their leisure time.”
•   The CDC says that the percentage of young people that are overweight has
    doubled in the last 30 years.
•   10% to 15% of children ages 6-17 are considered overweight.
•   98% of students 7-12 years old have at least one factor for heart disease.
•   In 2006, the Shape of the Nation Report stated that 17% of our children ages
    6-19 years of age are overweight.
•   It is recommended that children and adolescents participate in at least 60
    minutes of moderate intensity physical activity most days of the week,
    preferably daily. Children and adolescents can choose any type of moderate
    or higher intensity physical activity, such as brisk walking, playing tag,
    jumping rope, or swimming, as long as it is adds up to at least one hour a
               • http://www.aahperd.org/naspe/ShapeOfTheNation/
                   • http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/obesity/
                      • http://www.moultrieymca.org/ymca/
              Activate America

The Moultrie YMCA has been apart of this community for over 50 years. Mr.
Coop is the executive director at the center. He loves working with people
especially children. He wants the community as a whole to be healthy. Mr.
Coop will be handing out brochures about the YMCA and their program called
Activate America.
   Susan Darby
 Physical Education
Cook Primary School
  Adel, GA 31620
               Get Active! Jump!
• More than 9 million children are overweight and 23%
  get no exercise.
• Many studies show that up to 1/3 of our children are
• The Center for Disease Control show the rate of
  increase of overweight children ages 2-5 years of
  age has increased from 5% to 13.9%: for children
  ages 6-11 years of age, has increased from 6.5% to
• American children ages 2-17 spend an average of
  almost 25 hours a week watching television…that’s
  more than any other activity except sleeping.
• Researchers found that reducing television and
  computer time by 50% in children aged 4-7 led to
  less sedentary behavior and a lower BMI.
• Studies have demonstrated that increased physical
  activity is linked to better school performance.
• Regular periods of moderate to vigorous physical
  activity (3-5 times per week) enhances the health,
  academic performance, attitudes and classroom
  behavior of children at school.
• Jumping rope can burn up to 1,000 calories per hour,
  making it one of the most efficient workouts possible.
• It tones muscles in the entire body.
• Jumping rope optimizes cardiovascular conditioning
  and maximizes athletic skills combining agility,
  coordination, timing, and endurance.
• According to the U. S. Olympic Committee Sports
  Medicine Council, rope skipping is an excellent
  cardiovascular exercise.
• Jump roping is fun, inexpensive, and easy to learn.
   Mrs. Darby will discuss the importance of exercise for
   a healthy body. She will show a video on the correct
   procedure for jumping rope. After leading the kids in
   a series of warm up exercises, she will have a
   jumping rope demonstration and award jump ropes
   for all participants.

  Major Audie Rowe
Adel Police Department
   Parrish Avenue
   Adel, GA 31620
                 Bicycle Rodeo
• In 2003, nearly 285,600 children
  ages 14 and under were treated in
  the U. S. for bicycle-related
• 47% of children ages 14 and under
  hospitalized for bicycle-related
  injuries are diagnosed with a
  traumatic brain injury.
• Driveway ride-outs without looking
  are a major cause of car/bike
  crashes, particularly for riders
  under the age of 10.
• Another major cause of bike/car
  collision is the cyclist moving left
  without yielding to other traffic and
  being hit by an oncoming car.
                Major Rowe will discuss the importance of bicycle
                safety. He will go over a checklist for inspecting
                bikes for safety issues and explain the importance
                of wearing a helmet when bicycling. Major Rowe
                will be teaching skills required to avoid the most
                common types of bicycle crashes for our children.
                He will demonstrate the safety skills and discuss
                the importance of each one. Afterwards the
                children can practice these safety skills on an
                obstacle course set up in the courtyard. Each
                participant will receive a Certificate of


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