The New Orleans Saints and UnitedHealthcare introduced a “Get Fit” youth fitness zone on May 21 at Dr. King Charter School for Science and Technology in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward.
One hundred students toured and tried the new fitness zone, while Saints players taught them about the importance of physical activity and healthy nutrition.
Obesity affects one in three children in Louisiana and is associated with significant medical and economic costs. The new fitness zone, designed as part of the NFL’s PLAY 60 initiative, will help students increase physical activity and combat childhood obesity.
See a picture from the dedication of the "Get Fit" youth fitness zone donated by UnitedHealthcare and the New Orleans Saints: Joe Ochipinti, CEO of UnitedHealthcare-Louisiana (back row, 3rd from right) is joined by Terrie Guerin, Chief of Staff for District E Councilmember Cyndi Nguyen (back row, 5th from right); New Orleans Saints players Cornerback PJ Williams #26, Safety Kurt Coleman #29, Cornerback Arthur Maulet #37, Wide Receiver Robert Meachem #27; King Charter School students and mascots, Dr. Health E. Hound and Sir Saint.
For more information on how UnitedHealthcare supports community health initiatives, contact your local UnitedHealthcare representative.