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USA Track & Field, Partnership for a Healthier America release report on childhood obesity efforts

3/7/2013
 
INDIANAPOLIS - The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with USA Track & Field and other private sector organizations to end childhood obesity in a generation, today released its first report on the progress of commitments to address the epidemic.

According to the report, USA Track & Field programs impacted 142,175 young people in 2012 through club and association programs and participation in the sport. USATF’s efforts affected children domestically and internationally through its Win with Integrity program where Team USA athletes provided motivational assemblies to more than 15,000 kids.

USA Track & Field is one of nine National Governing Bodies, along with the United States Olympic Committee and US Paralympics partnered with PHA.

Program details are available in the 2012 Annual Progress Report. In total, PHA’s partners were able to get 2.95 million kids moving in 2012.

About The Partnership for a Healthier America  
The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is devoted to working with the private sector to ensure the health of our nation’s youth by solving the childhood obesity crisis. In 2010, PHA was created in conjunction with – but independent from – First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! effort. PHA is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that is led by some of the nation’s most respected health and childhood obesity experts. PHA brings together public, private and nonprofit leaders to broker meaningful commitments and develop strategies to end childhood obesity. Most important, PHA ensures that commitments made are commitments kept by working with unbiased third parties to monitor and publicly report on the progress our partners are making. For more information about PHA, please visit www.aHealthierAmerica.org and follow PHA on Twitter @PHAnews.
   
  
 

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