President Barack Obama and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition have dubbed the month of May National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative has sponsored dozens of events and partnered with schools, corporations, community and faith-based organizations alike to encourage children and families to get active and get healthy.
More than one-third of America’s children are overweight or obese, but thankfully there are several organizations working to combat this epidemic and reverse its effects by promoting healthy and active day-to-day lifestyles. NFL Play 60 is one such program that hosts contests and partners with schools and communities to encourage kids to be active for 60 minutes a day in order to help reverse the trend of childhood obesity. The National Football League is using its players, whose careers depend upon their ability to stay healthy and fit, to inspire their youngest fans to get outside and get moving for their own health’s sake. Drew Brees, Super Bowl champion quarterback and Co-Chair of the Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, along with several other NFL players, has participated in team and league events to engage kids across the country in athletic activities. From recipes for fueling up to fitness playbooks, NFL Play 60 offers kids and adults alike a variety of fun and interactive resources to make healthier choices on a daily basis.
About NFL Play 60
“NFL PLAY 60 is the National Football League’s campaign to encourage kids to be active for 60 minutes a day in order to help reverse the trend of childhood obesity.” – NFL Play 60 Website
With programs like NFL Play 60 and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, top athletes lead by example and have a chance to mobilize their youngest fans and inspire them to reverse the obesity trend in their families and communities.