I pledge to help United Way get 1.9 million more kids active and healthy by 2018.
Statistics show that a startling 33 percent of kids and teens are overweight or obese in America today. Overweight and obese children are at a higher risk for developing chronic ailments, like heart disease and diabetes, later in life. What’s more, findings show students who are physically fit are more likely to do well on standardized tests, have better school attendance and are less likely to have disciplinary problems. Fact is, youth health is a key strategy for kids to succeed in school and life.
United Way has a goal to get 1.9 million more kids active and healthy by 2018. A key to achieving this goal is tackling the growing problem of childhood obesity. To that end, United Way is working with the National Football League to leverage resources and relationships to raise awareness about the issue of childhood obesity and create opportunities for young people to lead healthier lifestyles.
You can help by signing the United Way Healthy Kids Pledge. By signing the pledge, you’re standing with us in the fight against childhood obesity. You’re pledging to explore ways you can encourage active and healthy lifestyles in your home, your neighborhood, your community.