Medical Assisting Teaches Children
Ogeechee Technical College

The Medical Assisting Program at Ogeechee Technical College has partnered with the American Diabetes Association for their Healthy Kids Initiative. According to the American Diabetes Association, 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. Through a series of four, one hour informative and interactive sessions, children and their families are taught the importance of proper nutrition and physical activity, learn helpful meal planning tips and menus, learn ways to incorporate physical activity, and how to make diabetes prevention and control a family affair.  According to the Medical Assisting Program Director, Marilyn Turner, the Medical Assisting students plan fun activities and games for the children for each day. So far, the program has been presented at the Statesboro-Bulloch Parks and Recreation Department’s Camp Cherokee and the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County.


Contact Information

Barry Turner
Vice President for College Advancement
Phone: 912.681.5500 | Email:

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