The National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils
We are the NFGFC.
Building a nation of the fittest kids in the world.
Our mission is to build a nation of the fittest, healthiest kids in the world. Physical activity and exercise are shown to help prevent and treat more than 40 chronic diseases, enhance individual health and quality of life, and reduce health care costs. In schools, studies show that physical activity improves academic achievement, increases confidence and self-esteem, reduces discipline problems, cuts absenteeism, and fosters better interpersonal relationships.
Through our National Fitness Champion campaign, we plan to award fitness centers to schools in all 50 states. An attractive and unique feature of this campaign is that our fitness centers are fully funded through public/private partnerships with companies like Coca-Cola, Amerigroup Foundation and Nike, and does not rely on taxpayer dollars or state funding.
Children are our most precious resource. We are giving schools the tools they need to help make our children healthier, happier, and more successful.
This is our part of the solution.