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Beverly Knight Olson Childrens Hospital, Navicent Health Offers Free Fruit for Kids

New Initiative Supports Atrium Health Navicent's Commitment to Wellness and Health Eating

In support of Atrium Health Navicent's commitment to nutrition and wellness, Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital and Morrison will now offer children a healthy snack at no cost.

Kids age 12 and younger may drop by Rosie's Market, located on the first floor of the children's hospital, to select a free piece of fresh fruit.

"It goes without saying that our goal at Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital is to promote health and wellness for children and families. Often kids who are visiting at Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital can get hungry, so we are excited to offer a healthy snack at no cost to these kids. We're not only providing a nutritious snack, but hopefully instilling healthy eating habits at the same time," said Missi Upshaw, Pediatric Service Line Director of Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital.

Rosie's Market, located on the first floor of the hospital between the Emergency Center and main lobby, is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Those over the age of 12 may also purchase nutritious snacks and beverages, including a variety of coffees, at Rosie's Market.

"In partnership with Atrium Health Navicent and in support of our shared commitment to health and wellness, Morrison is excited about introducing "˜Free Fruit for Kid's' at Rosie's. This venture will allow Nutrition Services the opportunity to help children make healthy food choices. Through our partnership with Atrium Health Navicent, we want to help children improve their eating habits by offering a free health option," said Adrien Clermont, Director of Nutrition Services, Atrium Health Navicent and Regional Director of Operations, Morrison.

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent, the leading provider of healthcare in central and south Georgia, is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Providing more than 1,000 beds and offering care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region, Atrium Health Navicent provides care for healthcare consumers' through an academic medical center; community, pediatric and rehabilitation hospitals; urgent care centers; physician practices; diagnostic centers; home health; hospice and palliative care; and a life plan community. Atrium Health Navicent is dedicated enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally-recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. For more information, please visit