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Making a Proven Difference in Kids' Health

A study by Yang Bai, assistant professor in rehabilitation and movement sciences, in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine found that NFL PLAY 60 programming significantly improved both aerobic capacity and body mass index among a large percentage of the approximately 100,000 students who participated in the program between 2011 and 2015. The study, funded by the NFL and conducted in conjunction with the Cooper Institute, has received national media attention as the Super Bowl approaches, including this article in the Huffington Post.