Georgia Shape is the Governor’s statewide, multi-agency and multi-dimensional initiative that brings together governmental, philanthropic, academic and business communities to address childhood (0-18) obesity in Georgia. Over the next ten years Georgia Shape will work towards increasing the number of students in the Healthy Fitness Zone for Body Mass Index by ten percent. Other objectives set forth by the Governor and Georgia Shape include reaching disparate populations, increasing the aerobic capacity measure of Georgia’s youth, increasing the breast feeding rate across Georgia, and increasing the number of early care centers that excel in nutrition and physical activity measures.
HOW IS GEORGIA SHAPE GOVERNED AND MANAGED?
Georgia Shape is governed by the 16 member Governor’s Advisory Council on Childhood Obesity.
The various programs, work, strategies, and initiatives are divided into 5 different areas: Data Collection, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Marketing and Communications, and Healthcare. Each sub group is comprised of council members, academic experts, community experts, and subject-matter professionals.
The 2015 National Superintendent of the Year invites all Georgia Administrators to Sign the Pledge.
Georgia Shape recognized by Harvard Kennedy School
Georgia Shape is a statewide, multiagency, multidimensional initiative that brings together governmental, philanthropic, academic, and business communities to address childhood obesity. By forming deep and meaningful relationships with partners across the state, Georgia Shape is able to create health-related change throughout Georgia.
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