Physical Activity & Nutrition

Georgia ranks 4th in the country in obesity rates of youth 10-17 years old. We work to improve the nutrition and physical activity of youth through our PowerMoves! program.


To respond to the increasing rates of childhood obesity, PowerMoves! is a school-based initiative that provides innovative services and digital tools to help set the foundation for a healthier adolescence for elementary school students. It is well documented that proper nutrition and physical activity play important roles in:

  • Better Attendance in School
  • Improved Behavior, in general
  • Improved Concentration
  • Better Academic Performance
  • Overall Health and Wellness

Click here to see our PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & NUTRITION accomplishments in our ANNUAL REPORT and to learn more about GCAPP and our five program areas.

Get Active. Eat Better. Do Better.

With our campus garden builds and our active seating classroom initiative, we have found that if a program is interesting enough and fun enough, it will trigger students’ curiosity, prompt active participation on a frequent basis, and, thereby, help improve their overall physical activity and nutrition, their overall health.

Help Make an Impact

With your help we can build more programs and resources for better adolescent health.