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A Statewide Initiative in Georgia Schools. F unded in part by The Coca-Cola Foundation. Georgia’s Childhood Obesity . Georgia ranks 17th in the nation for childhood obesity (Georgia ranked second in 2009). Obesity/Overweight Related Hospitalizations Ages 2-19.

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A statewide initiative in georgia schools

A Statewide Initiative in Georgia Schools

Funded in part by The Coca-Cola Foundation


Georgia’s Childhood Obesity

  • Georgia ranks 17th in the nation

  • for childhood obesity

  • (Georgia ranked second in 2009)



SHAPE- ing Up in Georgia!

Fitness Assessment Launched in the 2011-2012 School Year

Health Related Fitness Components


How Did Students SHAPE Out…?

2011-2012 AND 2012-2013 Assessment Results


SPARKing a Movement


Rooted in Research:

The Physical Activity and Learning Connection

University of Kansas (2009)

Promoted 90 minutes a week active academic lessons

Positive impact on academics across the curriculum


Rooted in Research:

The Physical Activity and Learning Connection

Average Composite of 20 Students Taking Same Test

Research/Scan Dr. Chuck Hillman University of Illinois

Brain after sitting quietly

Brain after 20 minute walk

Physical Activity improves…


What is power up for 30
What is Power Up for 30?

Funded in part by The Coca-Cola Foundation


How do schools get involved
How Do Schools Get Involved?

  • Encourage ALL elementary schools to completethe Power Up for 30 online survey

  • All elementary school principals have received the survey link

  • Completing the survey is their ticket to next steps in the initiative

What Will Schools Get?


Current Pledge and Survey Stats

as of January 15, 2014


Funded in part by The Coca-Cola Foundation

For More information or questions email [email protected]


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