THANK YOU to all of the families, volunteers and community partners that came together to make our 3rd Annual Be Healthy Georgia Day a complete success!
Click HERE for pictures and the event video!
3rd Annual Be Healthy Georgia Day Partners
American Beverage Association - Atlanta Track Club - Arby's Foundation - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia - The Coca-Cola Company - Dole Food Company - Georgia Beverage Association - Nike - Wal-Mart
Alliance for a Healthier Generation - Amerigroup - Atlanta Bicycle Coalition - Atlanta Dream - Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation/Arthur M. Blank Foundation - Atlanta Hawks - Atlanta Youth Tennis & Education Foundation - Black Girls Run! - BlazeSports - Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta - Captain Planet Foundation - Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - C.H.O.I.C.E.S. - "CJ" Simpson - Delta Airlines - Fit City Kennesaw - Georgia Department of Early Care & Learning - Georgia 811 - Georgia Southern University - Georgia State University - Georgia State Parks - Georgia Tech - Georgia 4H - Girls on the Run of Atlanta - Grady Health System - Georgia Organics - HealthMPowers - HECCA - Kaiser Permanente - Kellogg's - Kennesaw State University - Radio Disney - Resurgens Orthopaedics - Ryan Cameron Foundation - UnitedHealthcare - UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team - University of Georgia - USA Track & Field Georgia - Wholesome Wave Georgia - YMCA of Metro Atlanta
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - CBS Atlanta - ElPatron10.53.com - Georgia Family Connection Partnership - Georgia Public Broadcast - 680 The Fan - Southern Journal Magazine - Star 94 - Power961.com - The Ryan Cameron Show V103.3 - Univision - WDUN's The Bill & Joel Morning Show - WildAtlanta.com - 94.9TheBull.com
2012 Be Healthy Georgia Day Video
In case you missed last year's event, you can view our sizzle reel here!
About the Healthy Kids Georgia Program
Lt. Governor's "Healthy Kids Georgia" program is a collaboration of the Office of Lieutenant Governor, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program, and other corporate and community partners. Formed in 2010 to address the epidemic levels of childhood obesity in Georgia and the serious physical and emotional consequences of the problem, the program encourages schools to partner with their local communities and the Healthy Schools program to confront the childhood obesity crisis by implementing health and wellness programs in Georgia’s schools.
As Lt. Governor, I want to challenge our superintendants, principals, and parents to help create healthier environments in their schools by becoming a part of the Healthy Schools Program. I will personally recognize every school that enrolls in this program for their commitment to healthy kids. I am confident with leadership and motivation across Georgia we can change the culture surrounding health and physical fitness in our schools.
Lastly, through Public Private Partnerships, Healthy Kids Georgia is the conduit for corporate support strategies to be implemented throughout the state upholding the mission to increase awareness and participation for healthy living lifestyles.
Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program
"As Lt. Governor I am gravely concerned with Georgia’s ever increasing childhood obesity rates. By third grade nearly a quarter of children in Georgia are considered obese, and almost half of children ages 10 to 14 fail to meet the national recommended level of physical activity. It’s time we reverse these trends.”
The Healthy Schools Program is an initiative of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a national non-profit founded in 2005 by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation. One of the country’s most extensive childhood obesity prevention efforts, Healthy Schools Program schools are making significant changes in the areas of healthy eating, physical activity and staff wellness to help tomorrow’s generation be healthier. The Healthy Schools Program provides assistance at no cost – guiding participants to resources that help them make healthy changes in nutrition, physical activity and health education so students and staff can lead healthier lives.
The Healthy Schools Program works with more than 15,000 schools across the United States, including more than 500 schools in Georgia. In 2013, 17 Georgia schools received National Recognition Awards from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for their work transforming their campuses into healthier places for students and staff.
Spout Springs, Hall County
Virginia L Heard Elementary School
Keheley Elementary School
Springfield Elementary School
East Hall Middle School
Flowery Branch Elementary School
North Hall Middle School
Sardis Elementary School
South Hall Middle School
Spout Springs Elementary School
Sugar Hill Elementary School
Largo-Tibet Elementary School
Pulaski Elementary School
Arthur Williams Middle School
Garden Hills Elementary School
Sonny Carter Elementary School
Fernbank Elementary School
(Photo: Georgia schools that met National Recognition at the 2012 Healthy Schools Program Annual Forum in Little Rock)
Join the Healthy Schools Program
To help your schools take advantage of this helpful opportunity, please contact Lee Ann Else, Georgia's Healthy School Program Manager at email@example.com or 404.308.0510.
Or enroll today by visiting the Healthy Schools Program: www.HealthierGeneration.org
We want to hear about what your school is doing to promote a healthy school environment. Send us your picture and letters, and your school success story could appear here. Contact us to share your stories!
Sites of Interest
For questions regarding Healthy Kids Georgia, please feel free to contact Roy Neill at Roy.Neill@ltgov.ga.gov.
Be Fit. Be Healthy. Be You.