March 5th, 2016
BE HEALTHY GEORGIA FESTIVAL & FAMILY FUN RUN
Georgia State Capitol - Freedom Plaza
Healthy Georgia Festival: Atlanta
2013, 2014, 2015: View all event photographs at www.facebook.com/healthykidsgeorgia
2012: View the event video here!
Be Healthy Dahlonega Festival
2015: View all event photographs at www.facebook.com/healthykidsgeorgia
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 800 schools in Georgia. In 2014, 25 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, including the South's first Gold school - Spout Springs School of Enrichment, Hall County.
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.