In Georgia, you can experience plenty of Southern charm, balmy weather and a bustling metropolis in Atlanta. But one thing about Georgia that is not so peachy is that the state has the tenth highest childhood obesity rate – more than 1 in 3 children is overweight or obese, putting them at risk for serious health problems.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, thanks to support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working with communities throughout the state to make it easier for kids to lead healthier lives.
Our Work in Georgia
In Georgia, we’re making it easier for kids to develop healthy habits.
Nearly 1,200 schools serving over 914,000 students across the state have joined Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program, creating healthier school environments for children to thrive. Since 2007, 140 Georgia schools have been recognized with National Healthy Schools Awards for their outstanding efforts.
Across the state, we’ve also made it easier for more than 11,800 youth in 101 out-of-school time programs to eat right and move more.
Hear from a champion in just one of the many schools we work with in Georgia: Spout Springs School of Enrichment, enrolled since 2011.