In November 2003, the Department of Human Resources (DHR), Department of Public Healthconvened stakeholders to lead the development and implementation of a nutrition and physical activity plan for Georgia. The statewide collaborative group, Take Charge of Your Health, Georgia! Task Force (TCYHG), is composed of the DHR - Department of Public Health; DHR - Division of Aging; DHR - Division of Family and Children's Services; state departments of education, transportation, and parks and recreation; leaders from faith-based organizations; leaders from community-based organizations; health care professionals (e.g., registered dietitians, physicians, nurses); universities; and statewide coalitions. Their collective expertise includes nutrition, physical activity, breastfeeding, evaluation, community development, strategic planning, social marketing, communication, and advocacy.
The Department of Public Healthis committed to guide Georgia's Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative. However, the success of the Initiative depends upon the collective expertise and support of our partner organizations and communities across Georgia.