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PTA, NFL Team Up on ‘Back to Sports Night’ Initiative

By Michele Molnar — June 21, 2013 1 min read
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The National PTA is joining forces with the NFL to promote health and fitness in school children this fall with “Back to Sports Nights,” it was announced today as part of the parent-teacher organization’s annual convention.

Local PTAs will organize “Back to Sports Nights” to engage parents and community leaders in how they can “help their kids stay safer and healthier as they head back to the sports field this fall,” the PTA’s release said.

Under the partnership, local PTAs will ask health leaders in their communities—physicians, physical therapists, nurses, and nutritionists, among others—to speak to parents, and share NFL PLAY 60 tips on nutrition and staying active. NFL PLAY 60 is the league’s campaign to inspire America’s young people to commit to 60 minutes a day of daily physical activity.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and outgoing National PTA President Betsy Landers, talked about the new program at the annual National PTA Convention in Cincinnati, OH.

This is the first time the parent-teacher organization has partnered with a sports organization.

A version of this news article first appeared in the K-12 Parents and the Public blog.