Our network

Moms

Movie screening to address growing childhood obesity problem

Movie screening to address growing childhood obesity problem

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Georgia currently ranks second in the nation for childhood obesity. While schools alone cannot solve this problem, they can help students adopt new ways to eat well and prevent bullying.

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, the Georgia Department of Education will host a screening of The Fat Boy Chronicles at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta to open up a discussion about childhood obesity in Georgia.

The Fat Boy Chronicles offers an extraordinary look into the everyday life of an overweight teenager who takes it upon himself to stop the abuse he encounters at school. Jason Winn, the film's director, will be present to speak after the screening, as will co-authors Diane Lang and Michael Buchanan, and other health experts from throughout Metro Atlanta.

Kids in costume eat free at Willy's this weekend

Kids in costume eat free at Willy's this weekend

ATLANTA -- Celebrate Hallowen with your little pumpkin with a free Kid Combo from Metro Atlanta Willy's Mexicana Grill restaurants.

From Friday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 31, children ages 12 and under who come to Willy's in costume will dine for free with the purchase of an adult meal.

Local Willy's locations include:

Athens
* 196 Alps Road

Atlanta
* 2280 Peachtree Road NW, Buckhead
* 4377 Roswell Road, Buckhead
* 575 Morosgo Drive, Buckhead
* 1228 West Paces Ferry Road, Chastain
* 200 Piedmont Avenue, Downtown
* 235 Peachtree Street NE, Downtown
* 1230 Caroline Street, Edgewood
* 1071 Piedmont Avenue, Midtown
* 725 West Peachtree Street, Midtown
* 1920 Howell Mill Road, West Side

Decatur
* 2074 North Decatur Road

East Cobb
* 4250 Roswell Road, Marietta