“The health of our children is vital to the health of our future and that’s why I’ve declared war on childhood obesity,” said Steinfeld to a crowd of students and community leaders. “We are providing schools with tools to improve fitness, benefit academics and combat obesity. We can overcome any challenge when we work together to inspire and motivate students. The partners who joined forces today bring this idea to life.”The Asbury Park Live Positively Fitness Center is one of 12 locations opening in 10 days across Delaware, Georgia, New Jersey and West Virginia. The centers are part of Get the Ball Rolling activities that helped inspire more than 3 million Americans to move this summer. Other activities included:
- Collectively, NASCAR fans walked more than 17,000 miles through the Coca-Cola Track Walks program.
- Thousands of people decided to “Take It To The Park” by logging in more than 44,000 hours of activity to benefit their favorite parks. Their efforts helped win recreation grants as part of the America Is Your Park campaign.
- Families, teens and young adults received 100,000 free soccer balls at Coca-Cola sponsored events like Coca-Cola Swelter Stopper and Family Field Days in Atlanta and Chicago.
- Coca-Cola® Happiness Trucks inspired more than 1 million people to move to the beat of summer’s hottest music during dance events across the country.
- Charlotte and Nashville’s Fit Family Challenge asked residents to compete in an eight-week physical activity program.
- Coca-Cola is partnering with the City of Sacramento to launch “Troops for Fitness” later today. This program supports the hiring of U.S. veterans to teach military-style fitness classes in citywide facilities.