School Moves


Enrichment Beyond the Classroom

What started out three years ago as just a way to fill an open class period on Fridays has turned into one of the most popular programs for students, teachers, staff, and even…

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Healthy Recipes


Mushroom & Spinach Farfalle – Fajita-Ranch Chicken Wraps

Mushroom & Spinach Farfalle Ingredients: 6 oz. dried bow-tie pasta (also called Farfalle pasta) 1 T olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 C Portobello mushrooms, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 C…

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Nutrition Tips


Sugar Ain’t So Sweet

Satisfy your sweet tooth with no calories included? Sugar substitutes give you all the same taste of sugar without the gut-busting consequences. Whether your goal is eating healthier or cutting calories, artificial substitutes…

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Family Feature


The Family that Plays Together … Stays Health Together!

As a parent, I helped teach my children to walk, talk, brush their teeth, write their ABCs, play the piano, ride a bike, sweep the floor, cook an egg, and so on. In…

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Nutrition Tips


IN SEASON What does that mean…

  You’ve read in Athens MOVE (and other publications) that it’s best to eat fruits and vegetables “in season.”  What does that mean?  An “in season” food means it is either harvested at…

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When We All “Adapt,” We All Win!

Usually, we use the “Adaptive MOVES” feature to talk about the latest technology, equipment, or activity being used to enable persons with disabilities to play sports and participate in recreational activities. This issue,…


Twilight Criterium is Changing Course

Athens’ Twilight Criterium is returning  April 24 and 25, and it is bringing with it some exciting changes! While previous Twilight races took place in the historic center of Athens, construction on Clayton…


Great ACTIVities for Seniors

We’ve written about everything from archery to yoga, bird-watching to walking … all of which are great activities for those who are over 50 years of age. Before I continue, though, I’d just…

Things to Consider Before Getting a Pet

With nicer weather approaching, many families may be wondering if now is the right time to welcome a four-legged friend into their home. “Animals are a great way to teach responsibility, get active,…


Fishing for Food, Fun, and Fitness

It is tempting to begin this article by writing “I enjoy fishing.” In all truth, I do enjoy fishing, but I’ve only been fishing (as in, with a rod and reel and bait)…


Project LEAF

When I entered my first year of graduate school, my heart and mind were overflowing with dreams and goals. I knew I wanted to make a difference. Upon graduating from Valdosta State University,…


“Hour” kids need this much physical activity every day

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that children and adolescents have 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day.  Aerobic (brisk walking, runninga) should make up the majority of…



“I don’t want to see a single head lowered in this locker room.” The Shell’s voice had more body than it usually did. It felt heavier and more powerful. “Losing a game is…