Georgia Shape is collective impact initiative to improve Georgia’s most vital and important asset: our young people. All children can benefit from understanding their current health-related fitness levels and ways that they can develop and implement strategies for personal improvements.
Georgia Shape is a network of partners, agencies and athletic teams—including the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Braves, the Georgia Department of Public Health, and the Georgia Department of Education—all committed to improving the health of children, ages 0 -18, by offering assistance and opportunity to achieve a greater level of overall health and wellness.
Georgia Shape, in primary and secondary schools across Georgia, begins with a basic, benchmark measurement of fitness among our students called FITNESSGRAM. The FITNESSGRAM tool used for Shape’s annual standardized fitness assessment, evaluates five different parts of health-related fitness. This includes:
- Aerobic Capacity
- Muscular Strength
- Muscular Endurance
- Body composition
The assessment also generates reports providing valuable individual, school, and state-level data to empower parents, schools, and the community in increasing health outcomes for children across Georgia. The report is delivered confidentially to families and aggregate results are reported to create a true “snapshot” and highlight areas for improvement.
For more information FITNESSGRAM, ways to integrate fitness assessment practice into physical education lessons, activities to complete at home, and other resources visit: Georgia Department of Education
Page last updated 11/27/2019