The White House announced a new partnership with 14 sports leagues and players’ unions that will aim “to boost physical activity and increase nutrition programming across the country,” it said in a statement Thursday. The leagues and unions have agreed to work with the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition to promote physical activity, proper nutrition and healthy lifestyles.
The NFL, NHL, NBA, WNBA, PGA Tour and NWSL have signed on, along with Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer. Unions representing players from MLB, MLS, the NWSL, NHL and the United Soccer League also will take part.
The NFL will expand its PLAY60 program, which encourages kids to be physically active for at least 60 minutes per day. MLB will add to its Play Ball initiative, encouraging children to play baseball and softball. The NBA, WNBA and MLS will tackle food insecurity, while the PGA Tour will promote federal guidelines for physical activity and nutrition.