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APS Lunches to go Local and Grass-Fed

ATLANTA, GA -- White Oak Pastures Owner and Georgia Organics President Will Harris is proud to announce that on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, he will be providing 158 cases of his grass-fed beef to feed students at all 90 Atlanta Public Schools.   On this day, all Atlanta Public Schools (APS) will be serving whole wheat penne pasta with meat sauce featuring Harris’ grass-fed beef that is grown and raised on White Oak Pastures farm in Bluffton, Georgia.  This is an initiative on behalf of School Food Focus to raise awareness about how easy it would be for large school districts to source grass-fed and locally grown meats for more healthful meals.

Fight the Flu While You Shop

ATLANTA -- There's no need to avoid the mall for fear of getting sick this flu season -- not when you can get a flu shot while you shop.

Every weekend from Sept. 24 to Oct. 24, pop-up flu clinics will be set up in local Simon malls, where nurses and educators will be on-hand to administer flu shots and answer questions about the vaccine.

The cost for a shot is $28; cash, credit and debit cards and Simon mall gift cards are accepted. Government-issued Medicare is also accepted with no out-of-pocket costs.

To reserve a spot and avoid the line, register a time with WellCheck and pay for your shot early. Walk-ins are also welcome.

The participating Simon malls are:

Gwinnett Place (2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, 30096)
Upper Level Guest Services
770-476-5160
Friday/Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m.

Melissa Carter to Host Town Hall Meeting about HIV/STDS

On Friday, September 24th, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) will announce the launching of Taking Control, which is a statewide HIV/STD awareness and prevention initiative developed by and for gay and bisexual men in Georgia.

The Georgia Department of Community Heath will hold a Town Hall Meeting at 6:30p.m. at the Loudermilk Center Ballroom (40 Courtland Street NE). This event, “The Urgency of Fighting HIV among Gay and Bisexual Men in Georgia” will be emceed by Melissa Carter from Q100’s “The Bert Show”. She has since served as Grand Marshal in Atlanta's Gay Pride Parade, been honored as "Best Radio DJ" and "Best Female Hero" by different local newspapers, and performed in Atlanta productions of "The Vagina Monologues." 

For more information on this event please visit the Georgia Taking Control website www.GATakingControl.org