Cobb County School District was the first district in the state of Georgia to partner all elementary schools in the Power up for 30 Program.
Part of Georgia SHAPE, Gov. Nathan Deal’s statewide initiative to combat childhood obesity, Power Up for 30 is a voluntary program that encourages every elementary school in Georgia to include an additional 30 minutes of physical activity each day.
Research shows a strong positive relationship between physical fitness and academic achievement. Daily exercise challenges the brain so it can grow. Incorporating just 30 minutes (or more!) of physical activity into the daily school routine without altering the academic schedule can make children more alert and ready to learn.
Mark Anderson, Supervisor
Health & Physical Education