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Saints' Pierre Thomas Launches Foundation to Fight Childhood Obesity

Posted Jun 18, 2012

By iCAN Foundation

New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas has founded iCAN Foundation - a non-profit public charity to tackle the current epidemic of childhood obesity in America.

"We are taking an active approach to make a difference in the lives of our youth. As a kid, I spent a majority of my time outside playing different sports and games," said Thomas. "These days youngsters have so many different distractions with the T.V., computers, video games and cell phones that we need to make it a priority to show them that being active can be both fun and rewarding."

Childhood obesity is the cause of many preventable disorders and illnesses, such as high blood pressure, bone health issues, emotional and social difficulties and increased risk for heart disease and stroke. Also, many obese children will continue on this path to becoming obese as adults.

Our mission at iCAN Foundation is to identify, evaluate and promote healthy nutrition and physical activity to diminish the growing epidemic of childhood obesity. iCAN Foundation is dedicated to creating a more active lifestyle within today's youth through various programs including;

*It's Geaux Time!
*Reviving Recess
*iCAN Grow - Community Garden Project
*Football Skills Day

Our goal is to encourage children of all ages to participate in sports and other games so they will grow up happier, healthier and with the confidence to courageously pursue their dreams.

One of the main things we can focus on is nutrition, which is a vital factor in living a healthy lifestyle. iCan has taken the initiative by creating 'I Can Grow", a program designed to give children a hands on, real life experience at the process of growing their own fruits and vegetables.

The facts speak for themselves as to why this is an issue that needs to be made a priority today:

*Obesity in children has tripled in the last 30 years to 25 million obese children today.

*Obesity is the second highest reason for preventable death in America.

*Obese children are more prone to heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

"We want to encourage Louisiana, Illinois and Mississippi's communities to visit our website, www.believeican.org, and learn more about being a part of the iCAN Foundation's mission to end childhood obesity." said Timmy Doe, Chief Operating Officer.