Governor appoints Jennifer Glover to advisory council
White County News
DATE: May 28, 2015
Gov. Nathan Deal has named Jennifer Glover, assistant principal at White County Intermediate School, as a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Childhood Obesity. The council helps create policy for the Georgia Shape initiative, which brings together representatives from government, businesses, schools and charitable organizations.
Jennifer Glover has expertise in both education and food production. She and her husband Scott are the owners of Glo Crest Dairy and Mountain Fresh Creamery in Clermont, and she serves on the board of directors for the American Dairy Association.
Glover is also a member of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators, the White County Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Dairy Youth Foundation. She will be one of the 16 members of the Council on Childhood Obesity, which includes Gov. Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Georgia Public Health commissioner Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher, and others.
Georgia used to have the second-worst childhood obesity rate in the U.S. – which is why the Georgia Shape program was started in 2011 to promote healthy, active lifestyles. In 2013, the initiative launched “Power Up for 30,” a program that encourages elementary schools to add an extra 30 minutes of physical activity into each school day.
More than 550 schools across Georgia have received grants and taken the Power Up for 30 pledge. In White County, Mt. Yonah Elementary is taking steps to enact the program locally.