United Way and NFL “Back to Football Friday” effort tackles childhood obesity

In this AP photograph from 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama (left), former NFL coach Tony Dungy (wearing cap), Tennessee Titans running back Eddie George (holding ball with both hands) and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (right) played with children as part of the NFL's work with United Way to reduce incidents of childhood obesity.

United Way, the NFL and other partners are once again teaming up for the battle against childhood obesity.

This campaign through United Way’s partnership with the NFL encourages fans to show their team pride and support for youth health and wellness on Friday, September 9.

Locally, our United Way network of care has several programs which encourage children and teens to engage in physical fitness and athletics. Your support of United Way helps these programs have the equipment and funding necessary to build strong bodies with strong character.

This effort most evident in our work to help children and youth succeed, and is a part of our work to improve education and health throughout the region.

To read more about how the United Way movement is working with the NFL on this issue, visit this page on the United Way Worldwide website.

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