"Obese children and teenagers face a slew of potential health problems as they get older, including an increased risk of diabetes, heart attacks, and certain cancers. As if that weren't enough, obesity may harm young people's long-term college and career prospects, too." ~Health.com, CNN
"Women's sports is having such an exciting moment, what with the Olympics in just a few weeks. Here's a spotlight on one female athlete who's doing amazing things under the radar - and she's the strongest person in America!"
TACKLING CHILDHOOD OBESITY, What Can Be Done: Offer more girls' sports programs--61 percent of low-income parents say their girls do not participate in organized sports, with more than one in four citing a lack of sports offered in their community as a reason.
We work to provide girls and boys living in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color with equal access to high-quality after-school sports programs and opportunities to improve their physical, emotional and social health.