We received a wonderful e-mail from one of our franchisees Nancy Simons in Lisbon Wisconsin. This might be helpful information for anyone who would like to join in...
March 8, 2010 Hello from IDEA,We hope this finds you well and doing what you are best at: inspiring the world to fitness!We are encouraged that there has been much positive news in the headlines lately on the obesity activism front from the highest office in the nation.
First Lady Michelle Obama, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin announced plans earlier this month to help Americans lead healthier lives through better nutrition, regular physical activity, and by encouraging communities to support healthy choices.
The First Lady followed up by establishing a task force on childhood obesity, vowing that she would do all she could to lead the charge to eliminate it in one generation. Read more about the task force here: http://links.mkt1391.com/ctt?kn=1&m=34685369&r=MzA2NTM2MTg2NgS2&b=0&j=Njg2Mzg5MTAS1&mt=1&rt=0
The First Lady also announced her Let's Move initiative, which provides a clear 4 pronged approach toward how we as a nation will accomplish wiping out childhood obesity. This is where IDEA members can do the most!
HHS released The Surgeon General’s Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation. In her first release to the nation, Dr. Benjamin highlights the alarming trend of overweight and obese Americans, and asks them to join her in a grassroots effort to commit to changes that promote the health and wellness of our families and communities. Read the complete document here: www.surgeongeneral.gov
IDEA recently sent a letter to the First Lady pledging our support of these initiatives, emphasizing that we share the same mission and recognize the dire consequences of inaction. We encourage you to also show your support as an IDEA member and/or fitness professional by personalizing this letter template to send a letter to the First Lady and let her know you are well-prepared as an IDEA member and eager to help. You can e-mail the text of the letter by using the organization template on The White House website: http://links.mkt1391.com/ctt?kn=5&m=34685369&r=MzA2NTM2MTg2NgS2&b=0&j=Njg2Mzg5MTAS1&mt=1&rt=0. Be sure to fill in the appropriate organization blank with "IDEA Health & Fitness Association" and firstname.lastname@example.org in the organization e-mail blank. You can mail a hard copy of your letter to: First Lady Michelle Obama, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20500 On a final note, we wanted to let you know that Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin has been invited to attend the IDEA World Fitness® Convention in Los Angeles this summer (August 5th), and will accept the IDEA Leadership Award for her work on Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation. Dr. Benjamin will also lead an important health and fitness summit panel discussion, which is open for all delegates to attend. She will see and hear first-hand the passion of IDEA members—we hope you will be there to demonstrate your commitment to help with the First Lady’s critical initiative. Learn more about the Health & Fitness Summit and the IDEA World program by linking to our online brochure. Yours in health,Peter & Kathie Davis
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