ABOUT PHIT AMERICA
Create a national 'Movement' to greatly improve the physical and mental health of millions of children in the USA by providing all kids with increased physical activity in school-based programs. By doing this, we create many more active kids who are healthier, smarter and happier.
OUR TARGET - 90% OF USA CHILDREN
50 million USA children or 90% of all children are not active to the CDC Physical Activity Standards. PHIT America targets elementary schools, where all the kids are, especially those who live in low income areas where this inactivity problem is far worse.
OUR CHALLENGE - THE 'INACTIVITY PANDEMIC'
In 2012, The Lancet, the leading medical journal in the world, proclaimed there was an 'Inactivity Pandemic'. This problem is especially bad in America. USA Kids are ranked last in physical health among 38 'rich' countries in a survey by UNICEF. In a separate study, USA kids are ranked 47th out of 50 countries in fitness. ¾ of all USA teens are not fit enough to join the military.
USA kids are not active at home anymore. 'Play' has mostly evaporated. And, the second place where kids learn physical activity skills, school physical education programs, have been eliminated or cut dramatically. Today, the average budget for physical education for elementary schools is $462 per year. The result...the only thing kids move consistently today... is their thumbs'.
OUR SOLUTION - GREAT SCHOOL BASED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAMS
PHIT AMERICA goes 'where all the kids are' and rebuilds physical education and physical activity programs in schools. Our lifetime sport programs, AMPED, PLAY TENNIS, PLAY PICKLEBALL and PLAY GOLF programs, improve children's physical and mental health. See these programs in action below. And, by getting kids more active, we are creating PHIT KIDS who are healthier, smarter and happier.
OUR RESULTS - WE ARE SUCCESSFUL - KIDS GET 12 MAJOR BENEFITS
PHIT AMERICA is successful. We have already created over 1,000,000 PHIT KIDS in over 1700 schools nationwide. These kids are realizing the tremendous 12 benefits of physical activity, 'The Miracle Drug'. Beside the obvious benefits, active kids do better in school and have fewer mental health issues. And, one of the major reasons we are successful is we get kids active for between $10-16 per child. This is a great ROI.
Physical activity is the closest thing we have to a 'Wonder Drug'
Dr. Thomas Frieden, Former CDC Chief
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
THE PHIT ACT
This is where our name come from. PHIT stands for Personal Health Investment Today.
The PHIT Act is legislation pending in Congress that would allow Americans to use their pre-tax medical accounts for physical activity expenses.
PHIT America is very supportive of this legislation but now focuses on helping kids locally through our school-based programs.
PHIT America Foundation, INC
DBA PHIT America
1032 15th Street NW #108
Washington DC 20005
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