On Tuesday, March 11, Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle will recognize 35 Georgia school leaders for their commitment to ensuring healthy school environments for their students from 9 am – 12:30 pm at the Georgia State Capitol, South Wing.
Creative ways these leaders have led change in their schools include increasing physical education time, offering physical activity “brain breaks” during the school day, creating school gardens, having staff weight-loss challenges, and giving students pedometers to track their daily steps.
The Lieutenant Governor will speak and honor schools from Atlanta, Savannah, and the counties of: Bibb, Cobb, Dawson, DeKalb, Effingham, Fulton, Griffin, Hall, and Wayne for their successes in creating and implementing healthy changes through the Alliance for Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, works to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits. The Alliance works with schools, companies, community organizations, healthcare professionals and families to transform the conditions and systems that lead to healthier children. To learn more and join the movement, visit www.HealthierGeneration.org.