Thursday, March 19, 2009

NFL Players Join AHA in Support of FIT Kids

It's game time for the FIT Kids Act! On March 19th, players from the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens and Washington Redskins joined AHA representatives, legislators and other advocates to support and announce the reintroduction of the FIT Kids Act at a news conference on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol . Check out some pictures from the event:

Bill sponsors Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Representative Ron Kind (D-WI) ask area school kids if they like being active. The response: "YES!".

American Heart Association You're the Cure advocate Dr. Robert DiBianco (right), joins Senator Harkin, Representative Kind, and Representative Wamp, in support of FIT Kids.

After the conference, players led a group of nearly 100 area schoolchildren in a series of physical activities as part of NFL PLAY 60, which encourages kids to get 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

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