Hospital collaborates with Georgia SNAP-ED, University of Georgia (Clayton Extension) and the USDA to bring health education to community

Southern Regional is collaborating with Georgia SNAP-ED, the University of Georgia (Clayton Extension) and the USDA to bring Food Talk: Better U to Clayton County and the southern crescent communities.

Food Talk: Better U is a series of four classes that are geared toward nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention. Each class is 90 minutes and keeps participants moving with interactive physical activities, cooking demonstrations, and tastings. Each session has a specific wellness focus accompanied by onsite cooking of a healthy recipe prepared by the presenter with participants engaged in the overall preparation. Participants receive a take home booklet, extended education information related to the lesson and healthy lifestyle behaviors, and a certificate of completion for attending all four sessions.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with these outstanding partners and bring this engaging program to the communities we serve,” states Whitney Wilkins, MS, RDN, Director of Food and Nutrition Services at Southern Regional Medical Center. “Southern Regional strives to be a strong community partner who provides healthy lifestyle and wellness education to our communities and empower our residents to live their healthiest lives.”

The Food Talk: Better U Program classes will be held from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Wednesdays in August – August 9, 16, 23, 30 – in the hospital’s Georgia Room in the Magnolia Café. To register for the program, interested participants must email their name and phone number by August 1 to: For questions about the program, call 770-991-8032.