Youth Fitness Initiative: Goals & Objectives
Fitnessgram / Activitygram
YFI Wrap-around Goals & Objectives:
BODY MECHANICS WELLNESS FOUNDATION
CALLS ON THE COMMUNITY TO STEP UP
& HELP OUR SCHOOLS GET OUR KIDS FIT!
Many of us were fortunate enough to grow up during that time when we came home from school, we were outside playing with neighborhood kids until dinnertime, often back outside again after dinner until dark. Kids now spend these hours in front of screens, many times two screens simultaneously.
We have to help our kids and we have to assist our financially-strapped schools find and support ways to get our kids physically active, physically fit and interested in their health and fitness for their lifetime.
Quality of life aside, we cannot afford the medical costs that will be borne by an aging population that is close to 60% overweight and obese and steadily increasing.
Body Mechanics Wellness Foundation is calling
on the community to step up and get involved.
Everyone can contribute to this effort to improve the health of our children, whether it’s an online contribution for much-needed equipment or volunteering time to assist PE teachers.
Benefits of Exercise:
We are partners with the Broward County Public School District and have received clearance from the Superintendent’s Screening Committee to assist the District with fitness and wellness initiatives.
We are a 501(C)3 non-profit corporation.
Good afternoon. As a mother, I know there is nothing more important than a child's health. But today, obesity threatens the health of one out of three American children. That's why we launched Let's Move! -- a nationwide effort to solve the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation. Today I'm excited to introduce the new and improved LetsMove.gov -- an online resource for parents, teachers and community leaders to help our children eat better and become more active.
Here are a few new features on the site that you should check out:
Let's Move! is off to a great start. The President's Task Force on Childhood Obesity announced an action plan to solve the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation. We launched the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (co-chaired by Olympian Dominique Dawes and NFL Quarterback Drew Brees) broadening the scope of the Council to include a focus on healthy eating in addition to active lifestyles. Chefs are lining up to help schools in their area develop healthier lunches in their cafeterias as part of the Chefs Move to Schools program. And the food industry is getting involved too -- pledging to cut 1.5 trillion product calories by 2015.
I hope you'll join me and the thousands of teachers, doctors, chefs, community leaders, athletes and parents from across the country to help raise a healthier generation of kids.