Research has shown that children are much more physically active if they attend schools that schedule, promote and supervise opportunities such as structured recess, short classroom-based activity breaks and before and after-school activities. Georgia currently ranks tenth in the nation for overweight and obese children.
“These grants will go a long way toward improving childhood fitness and nutrition,” said Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health.
“We must teach our children the importance of physical activity and the lifelong benefits
of healthy eating, lessons they hopefully will carry with them throughout their lives.”
Congratulations to the schools selected as Georgia SHAPE Grant Recipients:
Gladden Middle School (Chatsworth)
Stonewall Tell Elementary School (College Park)
M.E. Lewis Elementary School (Sparta)
Morningside Elementary School (Atlanta)
Bryant Elementary School (Mableton)
Mountain View Elementary School (Marietta)
Riverside Middle School (Evans)
Edwin S. Kemp Primary School (Hampton)
Burke County High School (Waynesboro)
State Bridge Crossing Elementary School (John’s Creek)
Conley Hills Elementary School (East Point)
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Port Wentworth Elementary School (Port Wentworth)
A. Phillip Randolph Elementary School (Atlanta)
Heard Elementary School (Savannah)
Carrollton Middle School (Carrollton)