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The Medical Assisting Program at Ogeechee Technical College recently hosted a speaker, Rebecca Drake, from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Drake’s presentation was geared toward training the Medical Assisting students to teach the Healthy Kids: Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Initiative in local school systems.  According to the ADA, the program is designed to increase awareness of diabetes and the importance of healthy eating and physical activity as a means to promote a healthy lifestyle and reduce childhood obesity. The ADA website says, “Through a series of informative and interactive sessions, children and their families will understand the importance of proper nutrition and physical activity, learn helpful meal planning tips and menus, learn ways to incorporate physical activity, and learn how to make diabetes prevention and control a family affair.” The program will be presented in Bulloch and Evans County schools.

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Contact Information

Barry Turner
Vice President for College Advancement
Phone: 912.681.5500 | Email: bturner@ogeecheetech.edu