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Clermont educator, dairy owner appointed to childhood obesity council

Glover and husband operate Mountain Fresh Creamery

Kristen Oliver
May 17, 2015

Clermont’s Jennifer Glover is already a busy woman, between owning and operating Glo Crest Dairy and Mountain Fresh Creamery with her husband, Scott, and working as assistant principal of White County Intermediate School.

But Glover has taken on another role after being recently appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Childhood Obesity.

Council members will guide the Georgia Shape initiative, which brings together governmental, philanthropic, academic and business communities to address childhood obesity in the state.

“I have two things to bring to the table,” Glover said. “One, I’m passionate about healthy food, as with the creamery, using local food and the importance of nutrients in food for our children at young ages.”

Glover said her second qualification is her experience as an educator.

“I get to work with children firsthand about making good choices, getting exercise and having a healthy diet,” she said.

According to a news release from the Georgia Department of Public Health, Glover also serves on the board of directors for the American Dairy Association and is a member of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators, the White County Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Dairy Youth Foundation.

Georgia was previously ranked second-highest in childhood obesity. According to the Department of Public Health, the state improved in 2013 to the 17th-highest rate of childhood obesity.

Glover said she’s looking forward to joining the 16-member council, which includes Gov. Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, former Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D., and leaders in the fields of health, education, business and nutrition.

“I’m looking forward to serving on this council and meeting people throughout the state that are likeminded and helping students make good choices about their diet and exercise,” she said.

Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health, will serve on the council with Glover. She commended all those who will dedicate their time in this way.

“We are extremely grateful for the dedication of this diverse group of people to making the monumental changes needed to improve the health of Georgia’s children,” Fitzgerald said.