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Boys and Girls Clubs offer safe summer environment

From a place to play to a place to eat - Boys & Girls Clubs offer safe spaces for young people. (Source: WAFF) From a place to play to a place to eat - Boys & Girls Clubs offer safe spaces for young people. (Source: WAFF)
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

The Boys and Girls Club has been a safe place for kids for generations. It's a learning environment where they can get help with homework, reading and more.

A lot of lessons deal with a healthy lifestyle.

Savanne Hammond is the resource development professional for the local Boys and Girls Club in Decatur. 

"We have our healthy habits program year round." Hammond said. "We feed at 14 sites in Decatur this summer and we're actually about to pick ups some sites in Madison and Limestone County, so this summer we will be feeding over 2,000 children a day."

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She says the program is a learning experience. 

"Healthy habits just teaches the children to make healthy choices. It's not only about food, it's about fitness and health and staying active and having an active lifestyle." "

The club also offers cooking classes which teach children about fruits and vegetables and making healthy nutrition choices.

Three interior designers and the community donated items for their brand-new kitchen.

Inside, they are passing along the concept of sharing.

"Morgan County has more hungry children than any other county in the state and it's very, very sad, so we're trying to prevent that. Our doors are open to any child who wants to come in and have a healthy meal."

Boys & Girls Clubs offer yet another option for parents to keep kids healthy and safe.

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