Discovery Familia will join forces with The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) through their President’s Challenge program to become a leading advocate among Hispanics for the “Million PALA Challenge.” The goal of the “Million PALA Challenge,” which was launched last September by PCFSN and the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative to fight childhood obesity, is to motivate at least one million Americans to earn their Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) by this September.
The Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) is for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities who want to jumpstart or maintain a healthy lifestyle. To earn a PALA, youth ages 6-17 must participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity for 60 minutes (30 minutes for adults) at least five days a week for six weeks. Upon completion, participants can earn a certificate of recognition signed by President Barack Obama. (more…)