ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Sonny Perdue has signed a bill that will
soon require Georgia students to complete an annual fitness test.

Supporters are hoping the measure will help combat childhood

Perdue signed the legislation at a Decatur elementary school on
Tuesday surrounded by members of the Atlanta Falcons, including quarterback Matt Ryan.

The legislation requires each school system to conduct an annual
fitness assessment program on students by the 2011-2012 school

Students won't be punished if they fail to live up to the district standards.

But supporters said the plan would help identify and reward students who meet new fitness benchmarks.

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