fastnyc is a 501(c)3 solution-based organization, founded in response to the accelerating rate of Obesity & Type 2 Diabetes in New York City’s children, as well as to the severe lack of nutrition education and physical activity programs in New York City’s public schools. fastnyc is the only organization of its kind, offering child fitness and academic success training that begins with sports in school. We combine pro-athlete quality sports and nutrition training with community cleanup and art projects to reach children in a multitude of ways, instilling a sense of pride in self, school and community.
fastnyc helps schools develop, implement and establish healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices through custom-built nutrition, exercise and sports programs which are tailored to fit each school’s individual needs. We use a coordinated approach by working closely with a school’s principal and parent association to help schools establish environments that encourage, inspire, and support healthy eating and regular physical activity for its students. We also conduct “Healthy Saturday” events where children and their families learn about nutrition, learn to cook healthy meals, and participate in sports together. Our in-school and out-of-school programs run year-round, ranging from ten weeks to one year, depending on the activity. Our programs have had a significant impact in schools where violence and aggression among students are particularly prevalent, and all of our participant schools have reported an overall improvement in student behavior and academic performance as a result of our programs. – See more at: http://fastnyc.org/About_Us.html#sthash.YnA0rP3M.dpuf
fastnyc works with the National Football League (NFL) Flag Football program powered by USA Football, the official youth football development partner of the NFL. Through non-contact, continuous action, the program encourages physical fitness while teaching teamwork and sportsmanship. fastnyc coaches are certified through NFL Flag Football, and we cover the cost of the program for participating fastnyc schools and students.
At fastnyc, we believe that NFL Flag Football is a fun way to keep children excited about leading an active life centered on positive character development. NFL FLag Football is the premier youth football league for boys and girls ages 5 to 12. The program enables every player to enjoy America’s number one game and benefit from USA Football’s high-tech instruction and resources. To find a team or start a league*, contact us at email@example.com. – See more at: http://www.fastnyc.org/Sports_League.html#sthash.kbPHQeCF.dpuf