One-in-three children in Louisiana are considered obese, making it one of the most pressing healthcare issues. There are serious medical psychological, and economic costs associated with childhood obesity and exercise and healthier eating habits are proven measures to help address this critical issue. UnitedHealthcare and the New Orleans Saints are committed to doing their part to fight this epidemic by providing much-needed fitness resources to help children get fit.
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, to help them increase their physical activity and fight childhood obesity.
On Monday, May 21st nearly 100 students rotated through the new fitness zone, learning the importance of physical activity and healthy nutrition. Saints players demonstrated the equipment and discussed the fundamentals of football and good sportsmanship.
The "Get Fit" Youth Fitness Zone developed at Martin Luther King Elementary School in the Lower 9th Ward was developed with the NFL PLAY 60 message in mind.