In a collaborative effort to support the SHAPE Initiative, the Governor's Office created the Georgia SHAPE Partnership in 2010. This group of government, education, healthcare and non-for-profit leaders will provide the schools with the proper information and tools to successfully implement the program. These partners provide funding, training, data centralization, reward/recognition and a sustainable plan for long-term results.




The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

Formed in 1995, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation promotes positive change in people's lives and enhances the communities in which they live. The Foundation invests in early childhood development, education, greenspace, and the arts and has an especially strong interest in supporting innovation that improves the lives of low-income youth and their families. Mr. Blank co-founded The Home Depot, the world's largest home improvement retailer, in 1978 and retired from the company as co-chairman in 2001. Through the foundation and his family's personal giving, Mr. Blank has granted more than $250 million to various charitable organizations.



The Atlanta Braves Foundation

The Atlanta Braves Foundation is the non-profit arm of the Atlanta Braves that actively supports community organizations and their programs within the metro Atlanta area. Since its inception in 1992, the Atlanta Braves Foundation has provided support to thousands of metro Atlanta-based organizations and has annually contributed more than $3.3 million in financial and in-kind assistance to the community. Through the generous support of Braves players, employees, sponsors and fans, the Atlanta Braves Foundation continuously strives to make a positive impact in our community





Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation (AFYF)

Investing across Georgia, the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation helps nonprofit organizations reduce childhood obesity and improve youth fitness. The foundation was established in 1985 to serve as the philanthropic arm of the Atlanta Falcons. Since Arthur Blank acquired the Atlanta Falcons in 2002, the foundation has grown to be the largest owner-funded foundation in the National Football League, providing more than $17 million in grants to nonprofit organizations across the state of Georgia.




Bright from the Start

Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (Bright from the Start) is responsible for meeting the child care and early education needs of Georgia's children and their families. We are located in downtown Atlanta, in the East Tower of the James H. "Sloppy" Floyd Building.


Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Our mission at Children's is to enhance the lives of children through excellence in patient care, research and education. We have a vision to transform pediatric healthcare and be the leading voice for the health of Georgia's children. Children's is leading a statewide effort to improve child wellness and address the obesity epidemic by giving kids what they need to be healthy when, where and how they need it.








The Coca-Cola Company

At Coca-Cola, we understand obesity is a complex health issue that requires the efforts of everyone to solve. As a SHAPE partner, we want to help Georgia families adopt active, healthy lifestyles. Examples of our commitment to wellness include:

  • Removing sparkling, full calorie beverages from schools and reducing the number of calories delivered by more than 88% between the first half of the 2004-05 and 2009-10 school years
  •  Maintaining a policy not to market our brands in media channels where children under the age of 12 make up more than 35% of the audience 
  • Offering Americans 150+ low- and no-calorie beverages to choose from, in addition to portion-controlled versions of our most popular brands.
  •  Placing calorie information on the front of nearly all of our packages
  •  Advancing the importance of physical activity through programs such as Exercise is Medicine with the American College of Sports Medicine, and Triple Play with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America

For more information on how Coca-Cola supports your family's active, healthy lifestyle, visit



Destiny Organics

Destiny Organics is the premier Certified Organic Distributor of Georgia driven by a responsibility to our clients and our community. We aim to be the “to” in Farm To Table Solutions by connecting organic and local farmers and producers with the end-user.



The Georgia Department of Education

Governor Perdue signed HB 229 (Student Health and Physical Education Act) April 28, 2009. Part of this law requires all students enrolled in a physical education course in grades one to 12 to have an annual fitness assessment beginning during the 2011-2012 school year. The fitness assessment and data collection procedures will be the responsibility of the Department of Education. A Fitness Assessment Committee has been created to help determine the methods to be used.





The Georgia Department of Public Health

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency in preventing disease, injury and disability; promoting health and well-being; and preparing for and responding to disasters from a health perspective. In 2011, the General Assembly restored DPH to its own state agency after more than 30 years of consolidation with other departments. At the state level, DPH functions through numerous divisions, sections, programs and offices. Locally, DPH funds and collaborates with Georgia's 159 county health departments and 18 public health districts. Through the changes, the mission has remained constant – to protect the lives of all Georgians. Today, DPH’s main functions include: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Maternal and Child Health, Infectious Disease and Immunization, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Emergency Medical Services, Pharmacy, Nursing, Volunteer Health Care, the Office of Health Equity, Vital Records, and the State Public Health Laboratory. For more information about DPH, visit






The Georgia Governor's Office

Improving the health and wellness of Georgians is essential to promoting our state as a great place to live, work and play. For far too long, the incidence of diabetes, hypertension, obesity and similar health conditions has risen in Georgia. The consequent rise in healthcare costs has adversely affected our productivity, quality of life and the ability to attract jobs to Georgia. This troubling trend must be reversed through a concerted effort to promote healthy lifestyle choices and disease prevention. As the incidence of childhood obesity continues to rise, these efforts must start early in life. The SHAPE Partnership is a unique public-private opportunity to begin to promote childhood fitness and build a culture of wellness among Georgia's youth. This is a critical mission in our overall effort to ensure children are healthy and learning.


Georgia Grown

The Georgia Grown program provides a powerful new branding tool as well as the education, marketing and business connections to expand agribusinesses and the agricultural industry throughout Georgia. If you have a vested interest in the success of Georgia Agriculture, become a Member of Georgia Grown.





Giving Point

Formed in 2008, GivingPoint is a nationwide community-based youth development organization that inspires a passion for learning and service through cutting edge technology resources. Their virtual educational modules and hands-on volunteer opportunities aim to spark a passion for learning and service. Young people who want to get involved and help solve social problem use the GivingPoint platform to gain education, training, and/or encouragement to connect and engage in improving their communities. Since launching their innovative online platform, GivingPoint teaches youth about the root causes of critical issues, provides them with local opportunities to get involved, and fuels their passion to become life-long contributors to social innovation. Today, over 7,000 youth, nonprofits, and donors collaborate to leverage resources. They have created a more than $1.8M charitable impact in just three years and continue to create civic engagement through enriching entrepreneurial minds.




Good Sports

Good Sports helps to lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide. By partnering with sporting goods manufacturers, Good Sports is able to provide equipment, apparel, and footwear to programs in need. This lowers their costs which helps them keep fees affordable, create more scholarships, enhance the quality of their activities, and introduce new sports into their schools or organizations. In the fight against childhood obesity, sports and fitness is a powerful weapon.  Studies show that in addition to the obvious benefits of regular activity, kids who participate in sports enjoy better nutritional awareness and improved self-esteem.  What’s more, these kids are 57% less likely to drop out of school, 49% less likely to take drugs, and 37% less likely to become teen parents. Having provided over $7.3 million in equipment to more than 440,000 young athletes to date, our financial and equipment donors are truly helping a whole generation to get in the game!







HealthMPowers is a Georgia-based, comprehensive school health intervention program targeting childhood obesity that provides training, direct services and resource materials to improve school health programming, policies and environment.  The mission of HealthMPowers is to “promote healthy behaviors and environments by empowering students, school staff and families to improve health and academic achievement.”  By offering services as an integrated school-wide educational process, HealthMPowers improves students’ physical activity, fitness levels and health knowledge without taking away from valuable class time.  HealthMPowers also helps schools to align their practices with evidence-based strategies to create healthy school environments that model healthy choices and healthy living.  To maximize program impact and sustainability, HealthMPowers provides classroom teachers with the skills, knowledge and resources they need to provide nutrition education and physical activity on their own.


Since 2010, HealthMPowers has served as the training partner for the Georgia Student Health and Physical Education (SHAPE) initiative, providing professional trainings to more than 3,000 teachers representing 2,000+ schools across Georgia, and continuing to offer trainings and support to Georgia K-12 schools.


Tons of Fun

Based in Georgia’s State Parks, this unique program emphasizes that nature can play an effective role in combating many of our pressing health issues. And tons of fun can be had in the process. After all, fitness can be walk in the park, literally! Tons of Fun will help you find fitness trails close to home, events that are taking place and groups that are forming in your area. Plus you’ll find powerful tools to help you manage your weight loss and connect to a personal trainer for advice and information. These online resources and tools are free, making participation really fun!