McDonogh #32 Literacy Charter School To ‘Get Fit’ Today With UnitedHealthcare, New Orleans Saints
NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Saints, UnitedHealthcare, public officials and community leaders will exhibit the importance of physical activity and healthy nutrition today, Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at McDonogh #32 Literacy Charter School, 800 De Armas St., at 1:30 p.m.
New Orleans Saints players will demonstrate new fitness equipment and encourage students to get active and eat healthy. UnitedHealthcare officials report more than 13 percent of Louisiana children are overweight or obese, and most will go on to become obese adults.
The “Get Fit” Youth Fitness Zone, developed with the NFL PLAY 60 message in mind, features fitness equipment designed to give students a safe place to play and get active for at least 60 minutes a day, in an effort to help them increase their physical activity and fight childhood obesity.
During the afternoon event, nearly 100 students will rotate through their new fitness center learning the importance of physical activity and healthy nutrition. Saints players will demonstrate the equipment and discuss the fundamentals of football and good sportsmanship.