Southern regional health consortium

Georgia Health Policy Center
Southern Regional Health Consortium

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Results: With no policy change, the updated model projects that the prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents aged ��18 in Georgia would hold at 18% from 2014 through 2034. Mandating daily school physical education (which would reduce prevalence to 12%) and integrating moderate to vigorous physical activity into elementary classrooms (which would reduce prevalence to 10%) would have the largest projected impact. Enacting all policies simultaneously would lower the prevalence of childhood obesity from 18% to 3%.