Throughout the year, our blog will feature AHA volunteer stories of survival and hope. We know there are thousands of stories like these - thats why we want to say “Thanks” to all of you for giving your time and sharing your lives with us. You can’t spell CURE without U! Thank you for all you do to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. YOU’RE THE CURE!

Friday, September 12, 2008

The Fit Kids Act Gains Support in Minnesota

Fighting childhood obesity involves multiple strategies- in local communities, at the state level and nationwide. That is why the American Heart Association supports the Fitness Integrated with Teaching Kids Act (FIT Kids Act). This legislation has been introduced, by Representative Ron Kind (D-WI) and Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), to help address this urgent need and ensure a healthier generation of children and adolescents. This summer Rep. Tim Walz (CD1) joined Rep. Keith Ellison (CD5) and Rep. Collin Peterson (CD7) as Fit Kids Act co-sponsors, showing their support for getting our kids active every day.

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