September 14th, 2016 Last Updated on: September 14th, 2016
The Noah Begay III Foundation (NB3F), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the only national Native American nonprofit organization solely dedicated to reversing Native American childhood obesity and type-2 diabetes. They're currently looking to get 10,000 Native American youth across the country engaged in physical activity for a minimum of one hour on NB3FIT Day! Read more about the event below!
Join us in making NB3FIT DAY the largest national event to engage Native youth in physical activity! TOGETHER, we will let our children know that we support and encourage their health and fitness journey. Register your youth event now. Click Here
For Native Youth participating in the NB3FIT Day GEN-I CHALLENGE, Click Here
It is up to us to ensure that our children grow up at a healthy weight, eat right and stay active. Unfortunately, our children are facing an epidemic of obesity resulting in shortened, unfulfilled lives fighting health problems, such as type 2 diabetes. The good news…we can reverse this!
This event is about building awareness. Five Facts to Consider:
81% of Native adults are overweight or obese and 45% of 2-5 year olds are overweight.
1 out of 2 Native children born since 2000 will develop type 2 diabetes.
Obesity is the leading contributing factor to type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes may reduce a child’s life expectancy by 27 years.
Death rate of Native Americans with diabetes is 3 times higher than the general U.S. population.
Groups/communities interested in participating in NB3FIT DAY, please complete the event registration form below. The first 20 to register their event will receive up to 50 NB3FIT t-shirts and posters for their youth. For more information, call 505-867-0775.
This sounds like an amazing way to get Native youth active together! I hope everyone out that gets motivated to join in!
To see if a group in your community already has an event planned, please visit http://www.nb3foundation.org/event/NB3FIT/#geni and scroll down the page for a list of events.
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