Braley to Join Shawn Johnson in Effort to Combat Childhood Obesity PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Giertz   
Friday, 08 June 2012 12:37

DC event is Part of Coca-Cola and US Olympic Committee’s effort to promote physical activity among kids 


Washington, DC – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) will join Olympic champion and West Des Moines native Shawn Johnson at an event in Washington, DC, this afternoon to increase awareness of and help combat childhood obesity by promoting active, healthy lifestyles.  Braley will introduce Johnson at an appearance at Washington’s King-Greenleaf Recreation Center, managed by the DC Department of Parks and Recreation, as part of Coca-Cola’s and the US Olympic Committee’s “Get the Ball Rolling” program to promote physical activity and proper nutrition among kids.

Following a brief speaking program, an Olympic-themed fitness clinic for local youth will provide them an opportunity to learn about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.

In December 2011, Braley and Johnson teamed up to introduce the Shawn Johnson Fitness for Life Act, legislation that seeks to improve physical education programs at schools by emphasizing the use of technology like heart monitors and computerized fitness programs in teaching.

More information on the bill can be found at the following link:
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