The partnership was launched at a National PEP (Play More, Eat Right and Push Away the Screen) Rally at the D.C. Armory.
The event featured hundreds of kids, parents, and teachers, along with renowned athletes Laila Ali and Tab Ramos,SUBWAY® Restaurants spokesman Jared Fogle, and NIH Acting Director Raynard S. Kington, M.D.
The PEP rally got kids moving and taught them about the importance of energy balance and maintaining a healthy weight. The event featured fun activities and resources based on the NIH's We Can! science-based education program, a fast-growing national movement of families and communities coming together to promote healthy weight in children ages 8 through 13 through improved food choices, increased physical activity, and reduced screen time.