NFL Charities continue commitment to childhood obesity prevention
September 19, 2012
NFL charities, the philanthropic arm of the National Football League, recently announced a three-year, $2.2 million grant for The Cooper Institute to continue funding for the NFL PLAY 60 FITNESSGRAM program. The Cooper Institute is a nonprofit organization that houses a vast database about exercise and health, which focuses on providing preventative medicine research and education throughout the world.
"We're proud to collaborate with the NFL to find solutions to childhood obesity by tracking health- related fitness results and analyzing how to intervene," said Kenneth H. Cooper, founder and chairman emeritus of The Cooper Institute. "I firmly believe that before we can make improvements to our health we need a good assessment of the situation."
NFL charities has supplied The Cooper Institute with more than $4 million since 2009 in support of the NFL PLAY 60 FITNESSGRAM program, which reaches more than 22 million children across the country, encouraging them to spend at least 60 minutes a day engaging in physical activity.
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