Today, an estimated one-third of all children in the United States are overweight, while the occurrence of obesity has more than quadrupled in the last 25 years. This epidemic leads to life threatening issues such as heart disease, asthma, hypertension and type II diabetes. Through education and awareness of the health risks associated with this disease the Shannon Miller Foundation strives to make a positive impact on children’s health.
With two small children of her own, Shannon knows how important it is to instill a love of physical fitness from an early age. We want children to be excited about skipping, jumping, walking and running! These children feel a sense of accomplishment when they reach their goals and earn rewards. We’ve seen classroom “troublemakers” become classroom leaders. We see older children cheering on the younger kids. We see school spirit revitalized through common goals. We see success!