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New #GirlsAre Campaign Shines Spotlight on Girls’ Physical Activity Rates


From our friends at The Alliance for a Healthier Generation 


Did you know only 50% of 12-15 year old girls get the recommended minutes of physical activity each day?  It’s time to flip the script!  The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the Clinton Foundation are joining forces on #GirlsAre, a campaign to shine a spotlight on the disparities between girls’ and boys’ physical activity rates and to inspire a new generation of strong, active women.
Will you join the campaign to help create a world where our girls can reach their full potential through physical activity?  Here are some easy ways to add your voice during National Physical Fitness and Sports Month:

1)      Support the #GirlsAre Thunderclap!

2)      Be part of the discussion by participating in the following Twitter chats:

  • May 17- Join @HealthierGen and @SaludToday to discuss ways to reduce disparities for physical activity among our girls in the various environments they spend their time.  Follow the hashtags #SaludTues & #GirlsAre
  • May 18- Join @HealthierGen and @SafeRoutesNow to discuss health inequities in low-income communities that stem from a lack of access to physical activity opportunities such as parks, sidewalks, and bicycle lanes. Follow the hashtags #MoveEquity & #GirlsAre

3)      Watch and share inspiring stories of powerful girls at

Together, we can help empower all women and girls to move more and celebrate their athleticism!