Silver Spring, Maryland (PRWEB) April 26, 2013
PHIT America thanks Children’s Obesity Fund co-founders Michael Omidi M.D. and Julian Omidi for their sponsorship and support. PHIT America is an advocacy movement dedicated to spreading awareness of the obesity epidemic with the hope of spearheading legislation which will not only reduce healthcare costs, but also produce a generation of fit and healthy children.
"PHIT America's support of the Physical Education Program (PEP) and the PHIT Act will directly result in more active, fit and healthy children. And, later this year we will be expanding our reach into cities and communities through additional initiatives," says PHIT America founder Jim Baugh. “We applaud Julian Omidi and Michael Omidi, M.D. for their vision and offering up real solutions to obesity. And, the new research exposed by the Children's Obesity Fund showing activity is more important than calorie intake to prevent childhood obesity is truly eye opening. PHIT America is committed to providing more activity and fitness in children's lives through our initiatives.”
Physical education programs not only help keep kids fit, they also help to promote academic achievement. Studies have shown that sufficient physical activity helps elevate mood, increase concentration and promote an overall sense of well-being. PHIT strives to help create and maintain sports and physical activity programs in schools and communities in order to not only offset the crippling expense of healthcare for preventable diseases, but to also keep Americans fit, healthy and happy.
PHIT America (http://www.phitamerica.org) was founded with the hope of enlightening the American public about the devastating affects obesity has on our health and our economy. The organization regularly provides the latest medical information and statistics regarding obesity and fitness in order to spearhead federal and local anti-obesity legislation. With the help of more than 100 sponsors, which include major corporations, professional organizations and popular professional athletes, PHIT America has succeeded in promoting such programs as PEP (Physical Education Program), which is a federal grant awarded to public schools maintain and improve their physical education programs throughout the United States.
Co-founded by Julian Omidi and Michael Omidi, M.D., the Children’s Obesity Fund (http://www.childrensobesityfund.org) hopes to help reverse the trend of rising obesity rates in America. The goal of the non-profit charity is to help people fully understand the obesity issue and its dire impacts on individuals and society as a whole -- and to use that knowledge to encourage children to grow up strong and healthy. Children’s Obesity Fund partners with other organizations to educate and support parents, educators and others so that we can all work together to raise healthy, active, social, and happy children. While the organization does not accept donations, it does encourage direct contributions of money and talents to the associations featured on our website. Children’s Obesity Fund is on Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Pinterest.