State grant helps Freeman’s Mill Elementary focus on fitness, healthy eating

One thing that stands out for school-age chidren is participating in field day, a day of games, activities and competition. This year’s field day at Freeman’s Mill Elementary School students had a great sense of enjoyment from physical activity, something school physical education teacher Mark Collins said was helped by a $5,000 state grant.

The school partnered with Georgia Shape, the governor’s statewide, multi-agency and multi-dimensional initiative, and has used the grant money to educate students with healthy