The FIT Kids Act

It is no secret that childhood obesity is on the rise. Children who suffer from obesity and obesity related illnesses are more likely to struggle with their weight as adults. In response to this epidemic, Wisconsin Representative Ron Kind and U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (IA) reintroduced the FIT Kids Act. FIT stands for Fitness Integrated with Teaching Kids. Its goal is to tackle childhood obesity by strengthening physical education programs in schools.

Currently, physical education programs are on the decline in schools. Whether it’s due to budget cuts or other constraints, children simply are not getting enough exercise. This causes weight issues which leads to cardiovascular issues. Active kids are healthy kids and the FIT Kids Act seeks to raise awareness, educate parents on the importance of physical activity and increase physical activity programs throughout schools. If you are interested, contact your representative and encourage them to pass the FIT Kids Act.


Ciji Dodds
Miss International 2011


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