NFL Tackles Childhood Obesity With PLAY 60, But Is It Enough?

Filed under: Misc — @ December 2, 2008


The National Football League doing their part to tackle obesity

If you were like me and tens of millions of other Americans on Thanksgiving last week, then your eyes were glued to the television set all day watching the Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, and all the rest of the teams playing that day entertain us from noon until night. It’s a tradition that has become so ingrained in our culture that advertisers EXPECT to have a large television audience that day. And the National Football League (NFL) which brings such joy and happiness to football fans from coast to coast know this, too, which is why they proudly rolled out a new public service announcement for their NFL PLAY 60 program.

Click here to see why this good-intentioned plan for trying to eradicate childhood obesity is sorely lacking and to learn how a good quality diet is much more effective than encouraging 60 minutes of play a day for children.

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