Contact Us
  • District Office : 770.339.4260
  • Buford Center : 770.614.2401
  • Lawrenceville Center : 770.339.4283
  • Norcross Center : 770.638.5700
  • Lilburn WIC : 678.924.1546
  • Newton Center : 770.786.9086
  • Rockdale Center : 770.785.4345
  • Preventive Health : 678.442.6880
  • CMS : 770.339.4270
  • Gwinnett Environmental : 770.963.5132
  • Newton Environmental : 770.784.2121
  • Rockdale Environmental : 770.278.7340

 

Nutrition

Physical activity and nutrition work together for better health. What and how much you eat and drink, along with regular physical activity, can help you manage your weight and lower your risk of disease.

Everything you eat and drink matters. The USDA publishes nutritional guidelines for healthy eating and recommend people focus on the five food groups – fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy, whole grains, and lean protein. By choosing a variety of foods and beverages from each food group you can build a healthy eating style.

Programs and Services

To address nutrition needs, we rely on community partnerships. In Newton County, we partner with Oxford College to raise awareness about food insecurity, as well as partnering with Newton County School’s Poverty Initiative to increase food access. In Newton, we also partner with the Housing Authority to provide nutrition education. In Rockdale, we partner with Be Bright, Eat Right!, a summer food initiative that provides sack lunches for students in need. In Gwinnet, Newton, and Rockdale, we partner with Open Hand Atlanta to provide cooking demonstrations and nutrition education. If you or your community group is interested in partnering with GNR to address nutrition please contact Community Health.

Community Partnerships 

  • Oxford College
  • Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Open Hand Atlanta
  • Covington Housing Authority
  • Newton County Schools System
  • Be Bright, Eat Right! Rockdale Summer Food Initiative

 

Helpful Links 

USDA MyPlate Healthy Eating Style

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight

Improving Your Eating Habits

MyPlate Calorie Calculator

Cooking Matters Recipes

Contact Us
  • District Office : 770.339.4260
  • Buford Center : 770.614.2401
  • Lawrenceville Center : 770.339.4283
  • Norcross Center : 770.638.5700
  • Lilburn WIC : 678.924.1546
  • Newton Center : 770.786.9086
  • Rockdale Center : 770.785.4345
  • Preventive Health : 678.442.6880
  • CMS : 770.339.4270
  • Gwinnett Environmental : 770.963.5132
  • Newton Environmental : 770.784.2121
  • Rockdale Environmental : 770.278.7340