(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Public Health has awarded SHAPE grants to 15 schools across Georgia.
The money, which is presented through the Governor's SHAPE Initiative, will be used to develop nutrition and physical activity plans for students.
"These grants will go a long way toward improving childhood fitness and nutrition," Georgia DPH commissioner Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald said in a statement. "We must teach our children the importance ot physical activity and the lifelong benefits of healthy eating, lessons they hopefully will carry with them throughout their lives."
Each school will receive $3,000. The recipients include: