NFL awards grant to fight childhood obesity

BY foxsports • December 17, 2009

The NFL's charitable foundation is awarding a grant to study how to better prevent childhood obesity.

NFL Charities will provide a three-year, $1.8 million grant as part of its ``NFL Play 60'' campaign to The Cooper Institute in Dallas to fund its Fitnessgram program.

The program will be made available to 1,120 schools in the 32 NFL markets over three years. Data on students' fitness will be gathered and analyzed to determine the best ways to prevent childhood obesity.

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