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Good Samaritan announces nutrition program for mothers, children

Children Accessing Primary Healthcare and Nutrition—or CAPH'N--is a pilot program and innovative community-based partnership to increase women’s and children's access to services that support the concept of food as medicine. IGA Foothills is partnering with Good Samaritan to provide dairy for the CAPH'N boxes at CARES, and the Big Canoe Chapel Women's Guild is providing seed funding for this pilot program.

The program emphasizes the importance of primary healthcare, good nutrition, and other supportive services that promote child health and well-being. Mothers and families with children can earn a voucher for healthy, nutritious food that can be redeemed at CARES of Pickens County. Vouchers can be redeemed for an oversized box of food that features a selection of fresh produce, dairy and other nutritious items.

In order to obtain a voucher, participants can visit one or more of the four partners below:

Good Samaritan: Complete a wellness check or visit one of our providers.

North Georgia Pregnancy & Family Resource Center: Complete a nutrition class. Topics range from prenatal all the way through toddler nutrition.

Parents as Teachers: Complete one-on-one in-home coaching around family nutrition.

UGA Extension: Attend the pop-up farmers' market classes at the CAPH'N Carnival on Saturday, June 22, which brings us to another exciting announcement.

CAPH'N Carnival set for June 22

The CAPH'N Carnival will be held on Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The day will be filled with lots of fun activities for kids, bounce house, face painting, snacks, and more! UGA County Extension will be providing healthy cooking demonstrations at the Carnival, and demonstration attendees will receive a CAPH'N voucher. Plus, Angel Babies Boutique will be having a fill-a-bag sale where shoppers can fill a bag of infant and toddler clothes for only $10. The Carnival will take place at the North Georgia Pregnancy & Family Resource Center at 1549 E Church Street.

For more information, contact Tom Carberry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 706-253-4673, ext 241.

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