We Can! Program – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. At a rally in Washington DC, hundreds of elementary and middle school students heard boxing champion Laila Ali explain her goal to help children avoid the physical hardships of obesity.
Ali: You know I feel that itís very important that people like myself come and promote a program such as We Can! Because we have this big problem with childhood obesity in the United States and I canít stand seeing kids walking around with ailments that they shouldnít have as young adults. And I know thereís a lot of parents that feel like they just donít know what to do. So they can log on to wecan.org get the information, get involved and there shouldnít be anymore excuses. Thatís why weíre here today.
Narrator: For details on the We Can! education program, and for more about medical research, visit www.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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