PHIT America got another 50,000 kids moving in school-based programs in 2016 through Go! Grants, which pushed the two-year total to more than 100,000.
Program highlights included:
- Doubled activity levels, adding an average of 85 minutes of physical activity per child
- Many kids became active and played sports outside of school
- Almost 300 school programs supported over the past two years
- Cost per child for the two years is now at less than $15
- Three new major sponsors committed to enlarge the programs’ 2017 impact.
According to PHIT America, 445 schools representing 224,000 kids did not receive a Go! Grant because of a lack of funds. The organization is urging Congress to pass the PHIT Act, which has bi-partisan support: 56 Democrats and 46 Republicans. Those interested in sending a message to Members of Congress can find more information here.
PHIT America, launched in January 2013, is a cause and campaign dedicated to increasing physical activity and fitness to improve the health of all Americans.