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2016 SFIA National Health Through Fitness Day - Washington, DC

SFIA National Health Throught Fitness Day
March 15-16, 2016 | Washington, D.C.

Capitol Hill Campaign to "Get America Moving to Improve Health"


National Health Through Fitness Day (NHTF Day) Overview:
SFIA National Health Through
Fitness Day (NHTF Day) is the culmination of a year round effort by the SFIA and its many sponsors and volunteers to pass major U.S. legislation to “Get America Moving”. For the past 16 years, the SFIA has brought people together in Washington, D.C. to accomplish our goals. Approximately 150 leaders from the sports, fitness, and PE industries meet in early March to lobby Congress to pass key legislation which will help our country overcome a major epidemic, obesity and sedentary lifestyles. Other attendees include company representatives from the food and beverage industry.

2015 NHTF Day Recap:
On March 2015, six Olympic gold medalists, one Heisman Trophy winner, one Super Bowl champion, one Olympic silver medalist, more than 100 leaders from organizations in the sports and fitness industries, and  athletes from MLB, NHL, NBA, USA Swimming, Easton, Nike, Puma, ASICS, EvoShield, Polar, Franklin, Speedo and Under Armour joined together to meet with the U.S. Congress and requested support for federal legislation to help this country reverse the current ‘Inactivity Pandemic.’ Click here to view the list of 2015 celebrity athletes.

These physical activity advocates had two key messages to convey to the 162 Congressional offices that they met with: (1) there’s an overwhelming need for daily P.E. for all school children and (2) all Americans need to embrace healthy, active lifestyles.

The current legislation the SFIA is focused on for NHTF Day is the SFIA Increase Participation Plan (IPP), the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act, the Carol M. White Physical Education Act (PEP) and the Physical Activity Recommendations (PAR). These initiatives will help “Get America Moving” and help overcome the obesity crisis.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016
  • Awards Reception
    • Capitol Hill Visitor Center- 5:30 - 8:00PM EST - Room: TBD
      • Transportation: SFIA will provide attendees with shuttle vans to run to and from the hotel to the Capitol.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
  • Breakfast Briefing
    • The W Washington D.C. Hotel- 7:00 - 8:15AM EST - Room: The Great Room
      • Transportation: Following the briefing SFIA will provide attendees with bus transportation from the hotel to Capitol Hill.
  • Group Photo in Front of U.S. Capitol Building
    • U.S. Capitol- 8:45AM EST
  • Meetings with Congress on IPP, PHIT & PEP
    • Capitol Hill- 9:30 - 8:45AM - 5:00PM EST

National Health Through Fitness Day is a great day for our country to help kids and adults lead more active and healthy lifestyles. While NHTF Day is held in early March, the SFIA’s efforts to pass key legislation is a year round effort.

Attendee Testimonials: 2012 NHTF Day Testimonials

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