Georgia is trying to crack down on obesity by designating an entire month to healthy living.
The Georgia SHAPE Coalition designated September as SHAPE Month. The initiative invites all Georgia residents to participate in a wide variety of health and fitness activities.
"Georgia SHAPE is about improving the health of our state's children," Gov. Nathan Deal said as he signed the official September proclamation.
The month is highlighted by a special ceremony to honor the work of schools and physical education teachers at the Atlanta Braves game on Sept. 25 and the Atlanta Falcons game on Sept. 30. Student winners of Georgia's Stay in SHAPE contest will also be honored at the Atlanta Falcons game on Sept. 30.
All state parks and historic sites will be admission-free on Sept. 29. And all month long hundreds of other programs from guided hikes to farmer's markets will be available statewide.
To learn more about SHAPE Month activities or the Stay in SHAPE contest, visit www.GeorgiaSHAPE.org.
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