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Improving the Health of Georgia's Youngest Learners
December 19, 2012
Childhood obesity in Georgia is reaching an epidemic level. As many schools are scaling back their participation in the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, Georgia is providing incentives to schools to serve better food to students.
"We must work together to collaboratively present our children and families with healthy lifestyle options so we can bring about real change and tackle this daunting challenge," said Lt. Governor Casey Cagle.
The program, called Quality Rated, will reward childhood education programs that are meeting various standards, including child health, nutrition and physical activity. Participation is voluntary, and more schools than expected have already joined the effort.