Mindset positive? “Be the Model” is looking for you.

Do you know a young woman or young man who has a postive outlook toward healthy eating and body acceptance?

Join my friend, Dr. Genie Burnett, an Atlanta-based psychologist who created mannafund.org as a result of her outpatient practice that specializes in the treatment of the eating disorders. The online video campaign launched Monday on Youtube and will end April 27 with a family fashion show at Bloomingdales’ Lenox Square.

Contestants are asked to create a video between 60-90 seconds, load the video onto Youtube and send a link to info@mannafund.org. The video message should contain how applicants can be a role model in their community. Winning entries will be selected to model in the “Be The Model” fashion show at Bloomingdales. For complete instructions/info visit mannafund.org.

Mannafund.org’s mission is to provide financial assistance for treatment via scholarships to all qualified individuals. In addition, the group addresses the epidemic of eating disorders through education, research and prevention outreach programs such as “Be The Model.”

“For those of us who work with individuals with eating disorders, it has become a common understanding that there are a number of obstacles and barriers to care for clients who need more support for their recovery,” Burnett explains. “Manna Fund was formed to ‘fill the funding gap’ for those needing the most immediate and critical level of care.”

Keeping warm. Dunwoody Girl Scout Troop 29414 completed its Bronze Award project of by making more than 100 fleece glove, hat and scarf sets for children at Children’s Health Care of Atlanta at Scottish Rite and Egleston.

The Junior Girl Scouts from Vanderlyn, Dunwoody Elementary and Kittredge had extra hats and gloves beyond what the hospitals could use and donated the extra sets to the Ronald McDonald House on Peachtree Dunwoody.

In October 2013 the girls held a food drive and donation collection at the Orchard Park Kroger to help fund the purchase of the fleece and the gloves. The girls received donations from the community, Publix and WalMart.

The hands that prepare...

In this case, belong to Boy Scouts from St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church who worked all afternoon to prepare homemade lasagna, spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, brownies and cookies and then delivered the dinner to approximately 30 people at a homeless shelter provided by Interfaith Outreach Home downtown.

Organized by Peachtree Charter School seventh grader Matt Bartel, the service project was a wonderful success for the boys and for those whe enjoyed their efforts and culinary skills.

kflorence@criernewspapers.com

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