Staying Active as We Head Back to School! #FoodFri
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Studies have shown that children and teens require a minimum of 60 minutes of exercise. The good news is that exercise can include what most children already love to do. Games like tag, jump rope, soccer, soft ball and dancing are just a few of the ways that children and teens can incorporate active movement into their day. Yet, there is so much more!
Join #FoodFri on September 2, 2016, between 1-2 p.m. EST /10 a.m. PST for a jam packed tweetchat to discuss staying active as we head back to school. Joining @MomsRising this week are four (4) very special experts:
- The Afterschool Alliance, @afterschool4all
- Voices for Healthy Kids, @Voices4HK
- National Foundation on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, @FitnessFndn
- NFL Play 60, @nflplay60
We hope you'll join us and invite a friend (or two!) by clicking below.
To join and follow the conversation on Twitter use the #FoodFri Hashtag in each tweet.
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More about our #FoodFri Featured Co-Host(s):
Afterschool Alliance is the only organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for more afterschool investments to ensure that all children have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs.
Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of the American Heart Association and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is working to help all children achieve a healthy weight.
To learn more about Voices for Healthy Kids follow them on Twitter, @Voices4HK.
The National Foundation on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition believes that the strongest America is one where every citizen has the opportunity to lead a healthy lifestyle. As the official foundation of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, the National Foundation is the only congressionally chartered nonprofit with the sole focus to help more Americans be active, play sports & eat healthy. Through private donations and partnerships, the Foundation supports programs and initiatives that educate, engage, and empower Americans of all backgrounds and abilities to adopt a healthy lifestyle. For more information, visit fitness.foundation.
NFL PLAY 60 brings together the NFL's long-standing commitment to health and wellness with partner organizations. PLAY 60 also is implemented locally, as part of the NFL's in-school, after-school and team-based programs. Since the program was launched in 2007, the NFL has committed more than $325 million to youth health and fitness through programming, grants, and media time for public service announcements. The NFL and its teams have built more than 200 NFL Youth Fitness Zones and integrated programs into more than 73,000 schools nationwide since the campaign launched. All 32 clubs activate PLAY 60 locally, with more than 2,000 NFL PLAY 60 events held annually. For more information, visit NFLRUSH.com.