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Website that’s user friendly for all ages & stages Designed to work for individuals or groups, including schools, businesses & other organizations By February 1 st 2015, features will include simple fitness demos, healthy, easy meal recipes, free local fitness and activity
The History of Walk Georgia Walk Georgia began in 2008 More than 50,000 participants have already taken part in Walk Georgia, logging over 4 million miles worth of physical activity! A grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation in 2013 has helped expand Walk Georgia and enable a redesign so that Walk Georgia can meet its goals of reaching 100,000 Georgians by 2016 Walk Georgia has already become one of the most visible outreach programs of UGA’s Obesity Initiative, an initiative implemented at the university to leverage research, teaching and outreach resources in order to serve people throughout our state
Within counties, county administrators can instantly view reports
Why Walk Georgia? Not only is Walk Georgia a free program, but it’s the only 100% free program that will offer you, your school, your business, your government or your organization LOCAL information about how to stay healthy. Walk Georgia is unique because it knows what parks are near you, how cold it is outside and that your recipes will pretty much require peaches and blueberries in July and August…
Many organizations use the versatility of Walk Georgia as a way to measure progress in order to cut expenses on their insurance costs, or to receive health care credits.
Did You Know: Georgia has the 10th highest childhood obesity rate in the nation. Currently, 35% of Georgia’s youth are overweight or obese. Because obese children have a higher risk to become obese adults, we need to take action now to help give our current and future citizens the opportunity to live a long, healthy and full life. Working with Walk Georgia can be used in tandem with your school’s physical activity goals, such as Power Up for 30 program or wellness council, and could even help your school gain additional funds!
Walk Georgia is perfect for schools! Walk Georgia has built-in group functions to accommodate classrooms, grades, teacher organizations and more! Walk Georgia worked with 17 schools during its pilot phase to ensure it was school-approved! Walk Georgia is working to provide lesson plans so teachers can incorporate fitness and learning all in one lesson! We currently have six 5 th grade math lessons and many more in the works, including 8 th grade GA studies & middle school social studies!
In order to meet our goal of reaching 100,000 Georgians by 2016 & decreasing the number of physically inactive people in159 counties by 5%, W E N E E D Y O U. If every county in Georgia reached just 55 people each month, together we would change the lives of over 100,000 people. Not only that, we would change the way our state sees itself: strong, fit, healthy and diverse.
For each quarter of 2015, the Walk Georgia county Extension office with the most new users per capita will be entered in a drawing for an iPad!
Find helpful info & promotional materials by going to our special promo page: http://walkgeorgia.org/promohttp://walkgeorgia.org/promo
Get involved now by attending some of Walk Georgia’s upcoming events! January 15 th : Online training for the brand new Walk GA website February 1 st : Walk Georgia Launches New Website April 4 th : Walk Georgia’s Night at the Hawks April 18 th : Walk Georgia + Cloudland Canyon State Park Family Fun Day *Stay tuned to the blog: http://blog.extension.uga.edu/walkgeorgia/ for updates and more informationhttp://blog.extension.uga.edu/walkgeorgia/
Still don’t feel like an expert? That’s ok. Email us with questions! Walk Georgia Help Desk: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com For more information, Contact your local UGA Extension office at 1-800-275-8421