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DECATUR, Ga. – Karen finds it convenient to shop around the corner at the DeKalb County Mobile Farmers Market. Her friend, Tasha quickly learns that eating healthy can be affordable. Byron decides to follow in the footsteps of his co-worker, Tim after his young son expresses his disappointment with their sedentary and junk food filled lifestyle. These are the stories in the DeKalb County Board of Health’s new public service announcements running on Comcast in DeKalb County. The PSAs are part of the recently launched “Picture Yourself Healthy in DeKalb” campaign that promotes access to healthy foods and physical activity venues in DeKalb County.
“I am so excited about the “Picture Yourself Healthy in DeKalb “Campaign. Eating nutritious foods, being active, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle are critical steps we can all take to reduce the burden of chronic diseases that we see in our County,” said District Health Director S. Elizabeth Ford, M.D., M.B.A.
The campaign’s initial launch is focused on promoting the DeKalb County Mobile Farmers Market operated by DeKalb County Extension. It will expand to promote local producer-only farmers markets and physical activity. The commercials can be seen on BET, TVOne, and OWN. The campaign is also being promoted on radio stations Hot 107.9, Praise 102.5, Majic 97.5, and Boom 102.9 and on MARTA buses and at bus shelters in DeKalb County.
Please view the media release for more information.