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Good morning Donna how are you I'm -- you know look what -- -- to get approval together.
Well let you know -- they're gonna sign on his Mike Lupica in your room there following are.
Have not yet I was supposed to talk to him as well -- -- -- -- this is -- premises there joggers.
-- thank you Don yes I I've been locked up behind closed doors now offer for quite some time.
-- -- Two day here at this comparable actually we're announcing he had a big public private partnership in fact historic on the afternoon -- the NFL commissioner.
About eight months ago.
I got a phone call about joining -- board.
And the board and with addressing the issues behind childhood obesity and long story short and waiting to -- becoming a board member.
And long story short I -- that he you know -- that board and they've been newly created foundation.
The name of the foundation EG and used.
And its flagship program which is probably best.
In large graduates -- a -- the program called -- -- to place sixty.
And fuel to predict he would it would created in partnership between the National Dairy Council and the NFL several years ago.
And -- thing about the program that did that's in about 70000 schools across the country and is about 95000.
And what did address is is that kids need to eat right eat and and choose nutrient rich type -- -- low fat and had to -- food and get sixty -- the physical activity -- easily built that foundation.
Over about the -- 78 months.
Q -- -- umbrella of fuel up to place -- and other programs with the notion that.
What we've got to do if you've got to create a movement and the movement really.
In the -- changed behavior how to we teach children.
To make this.
Simple choices simple difference -- that can have a huge impact not only on their health.
But it poured -- on their academics as well.
What you have to First Amendment what -- -- -- -- -- a question.
Don't you have to first convince our parents.
-- you're you're actually rate if it did and another fascinating thing for me Don and you know it's you know one mother of three boys that got in 97 and -- -- -- And I had just.
Spent so much time meeting with nutritionists and educators and and -- at one of our board members is Charles Taylor's -- sailors who is -- of the key today he's the president.
We've talked a lot about -- you are right.
You do have to win each of the parent -- -- because it's still unfortunately this is the Hitler in the temple -- -- home you'd like to think they'll take those differences.
-- changed behaviors and bring them home to the parent.
But one of the things we know that the school environment is because -- is the controlled environments.
Of the children in the United States get their -- to get their daily calories.
From the typical environments they'll.
One of the reasons we've specifically -- tactical environments it because we know we can have a major impact.
Inside the school system and hope that they change behavior in there.
Will result in changes afterschool.
But if it's one of those things up for you we thought a lot about the -- -- the foundation and I.
And spend enormous maritime that they said with all these different constituents whether -- government educators the cataract.
-- but what reason do we need engaging youth with -- -- on view.
If we want everybody to understand.
It's not just about teaching children to change behavior.
Not teaching every single one of the constituents every single one of the stakeholders.
That being the parents the educators the executives.
These the government every single word of god how did you know this is something that we all have a debate in changing because right now.
The statistic -- -- -- what.
Frightening more than anybody and every don't eat -- my -- -- cool.
Aid and comfort patients.
-- this year brewing about type two diabetes.
And you know me I'm an economic you know kidding guru and -- speaking engagement across the country I've done enormous gonna work with the pharmaceutical industry.
-- -- -- to this in that area just aren't type two diabetes and obesity related illnesses among children.
And how they've grown to 300% in the past 78 years.
If we think we got to do something about it now work.
We could actually -- fact this light of the -- are our children to get one in three hits.
In this country right now either has an obesity or susceptible to an obesity related illness.
So one might -- -- is every.
Bit about that.
Ellison is there a correlation between -- parents and -- -- -- you are terrible you know look I can't tell you.
You don't specifically if you can say hey look it's just a simple matter of -- One of the things I've learned a great deal about this this board that we put together -- -- un believable board one of which.
On the board is it doctor stature he's been sixteen US surgeon general during but the Clinton and Bush Administration.
He taught me a lot he wrote something called the learning connection back in 2005 where he talked about.
Increasing the level of what -- people actually mr.
foods which are happy to get our nutrient rich and making sure you get that physical activity that there's until -- Shortly -- -- -- between back.
An academic performance and what we what we know he would -- grand.
Often -- when you go to the pediatrician this happened to me all the time.
My body Nancy intact it measured OK until -- -- I'm -- -- light cycles where they're all the -- median height.
-- and not in weight but that can vary over their -- expanded as a child because they go through protest -- So yes you can look at -- genes from parent to child.
But you'll have to realize that when you're looking to detect that this is one of the reasons why this one of the hardest things to wrap your hand around.
You can be -- aside.
And -- being overweight are now terrorist at different stages in their life.
Still the question how do we take it you're looking at a chart of volatility.
Really removed -- spike in volatility and bring it back to a more.
Normal level in the middle where we're attracting more of a straight line across their life -- -- I think that growth -- -- natural part.
You know event of any kids.
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