SFIA National Health Through Fitness Day

SFIA National Health Through Fitness Day "Get America Moving to Overcome the Obesity Crisis" SFIA's National Health Through Fitness Day (NHTF Day) is the culmination of a year round effort by the SFIA and its many sponsors and volunteers to pass major U.S.

legislation to “Get America Moving”. For the past 10 years, the SFIA has brought people together in Washington, D.C. to accomplish our goals. Approximately 100 leaders from the sports, fitness, and PE industries meet in early March to lobby Congress to pass key legislation which will help our country overcome a major epidemic, obesity and sedentary lifestyles. Other attendees include company representatives from the food and beverage industry. This past year we had over 80 meetings with U.S. Senators and Representatives, plus an additional 32 meetings with key Congressional staff members.

Mission: Each year 15-20 sports celebrities such as Herschel Walker, Mia Hamm, Abby Wambach, Peyton Manning and Tim Brown come to Washington DC to help our cause. They are brought to NHTF Day by major companies such as Nike, Under Armour, Reebok, Prince, Everlast, and Gatorade. The present key legislation the SGMA is focused on for NHTF Day is the Carol White Physical Education for Progress Act (PEP) and the Personal Health Investment Today Bill (PHIT). Both of these initiatives will help “Get America Moving” and help overcome the obesity crisis. While NHTF Day is held in early March, the SGMA’s efforts to pass key legislation is a year round effort. Besides having a lobby firm to help with our efforts, SGMA has year round staff dedicated to finding ways to influence Capitol Hill activities and legislation. National Health Through Fitness Day is a great day for our country. We are using our resources to help kids and adults lead more active and healthy lifestyles.

03/04/2013

Urgent! Help Get America Active & Off the Couch! Advocate for PHIT & PEP Now! #PHITAmerica http://abmroi.us/r5t8m9li

07/25/2012

Today is the start of the Olympics! US WMNS Soccer vs France!

06/13/2012

Glad to be partnering up w/ @GoodSportsInc and allowing are members to do something good w/ their excess product! http://ow.ly/byNEl

06/05/2012

Always love these types of stories. State champ finishes last...for a good reason! http://ow.ly/bmQAN

05/16/2012

#sgmastat: From @HBO's weight of the nation: 1 in 3 children born in 2000 will develop some type of diabetes. #PHIT #PEP

05/11/2012

Today's #sgmastat: Healthcare outlays will be $4 TRILLION by 2015!! via CDC. Support #PHIT ow.ly/aQHCe

05/08/2012

This is the reason why it's imperative to keep #PEP in place and get #PHIT passed! #nhtf

05/08/2012

Most popular story on USAToday.com: Obesity could affect 42% of Americans by 2030. http://ow.ly/aLULP

05/07/2012

Congrats to our good friend Christy Phillips for making the @crossfitgames 2012 again!

04/30/2012

Big congrats to #nhtf12 athlete @Stacy_Lewis and @Golf_Mizuno for winning the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic this wknd! http://ow.ly/aBNWu

04/30/2012

@HBO doing a 4 part documentary on #obesity. Why we have #nhtf12 and support PHIT and PEP! http://ow.ly/aBoLY

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04/20/2012

SFIA National Health Through Fitness Day's cover photo

SFIA National Health Through Fitness Day's cover photo
04/20/2012

SFIA National Health Through Fitness Day's cover photo

04/09/2012

An adult who participated in PE at school is three times more likely to participate in team, outdoor, winter sports & golf #2012Topline

03/20/2012

Welcome to Tuesday. Have you seen all our pics from #nhtf12? http://ow.ly/9LlXW

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03/16/2012

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03/12/2012

Can never get enough of this vid of @trackjenny winning in Worlds! #nhtf12 @newbalance http://ow.ly/9BeuK

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