Learning Healthy Lifestyles Early
- The Center for Disease Control reports 32% of American school children are overweight.
- The National Alliance for Sports reports that of the twenty million kids registering each year for competitive youth sports, 70% of them quit playing those league sports by age 13!
- According to the National Youth Sports Coaches Assoc., kids quit because they arenít playing well, arenít having fun and lack proper coaching.
- The World Health Organization projects that by 2015, approximately 2.3 billion adults will be overweight and more than 700 million will be obese. Obesity is defined as an energy imbalance between calories consumed and calories expended.
Everyone agrees on is that the way to change this imbalance is through increased activity and good nutrition.
SLE is committed to harnessing the influence of sports to provide kids and their parents the learning tools to help kids play sports longer and develop healthy lifestyles earlier.