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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


@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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SFIA National Health Through Fitness Day's cover photo

SFIA National Health Through Fitness Day's cover photo

SFIA National Health Through Fitness Day's cover photo


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


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

What do you think of these shoes?

What do you think of these shoes?


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


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