Soccer, lacrosse, baseball, football—getting involved in youth sports is a rite of passage for many children, enabling them to learn physical and social skills on the playing field.
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When Lolana “Lane” Madrid caught wind that Roseville High School’s athletic department was facing a financial crisis last year as a high school freshman, she knew exactly what to do.
The First Lady, Michelle Obama, decided to use her influential position to help create and promote a program that could potentially take a massive step in the right direction for controlling the childhood obesity epidemic.
Childhood obesity has both immediate and long-term effects on health and well-being.
Beginning in the preschool years and continuing on to high school, children benefit immensely from playing sports. Not only are sports a source of fun and exercise for children, participating in sports can also lead to better cognitive and social skills.
As many as 59 percent of adolescents can identify a role model in their lives, according to research published in the January 2011 issue of the “Journal of Adolescent Health.”
Dear Mr. President, I am pleased to present you with the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity’s action plan for solving the problem of childhood obesity in a generation.
Sports are a big part of culture in the United States and across the world and often play an important role in our lives – whether one participates at the professional level or in pick-up games, watches sports on TV or drives the soccer carpool.