Early Education and Care Teaches Kids About a Healthy Lifestyle

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PANAMA CITY-- School is just a month away, with that in mind, Early Education and Care hosted its annual back to school event at the Bay County Fairgrounds.

Head Start partnered with local doctors, dentists, and health specialists to get kids up to speed with their shots and vaccinations.

But they are going further than just a check up. Several businesses worked on educating students on living a healthy lifestyle.

So not only did they get a free physical they also learned how to keep their bones strong.

"I'm here just to give information about nutrition and washing their hands, and we are encouraging youth and parents to consume more fruits and vegetables in their diet," said Majoriem Moore, Head Start volunteer.

All services from Friday's event were free. Organizers from the Head Start program hope this event will bring awareness to childhood obesity and living a healthy lifestyle to our kids.