Topic: Articles

Organized Sports for Kids

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.

What is Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Program?

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 Facts

Childhood obesity has both immediate and long-term effects on health and well-being.

Influence of Sports on Kids

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.

Why Do Athletes Make Good Role Models?

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.”

Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity Within a Generation

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.

Reflecting on How Sports Influences Character

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.