NHPI Move It! Youth Health and Fitness Day
This Annual event runs in conjunction with the Samoa Cultural Day, promoting healthy and active living for our Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander community here in the Washington State.Obesity and diabetes have been a growing concern in the United States for a number of years and a catalyst for former First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign in 2010. Data in a report released by the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum indicated roughly 1 out of 5 NHPI high school youth (20.4%) are obese (one of the highest percentages among all racial groups in the United States), and 1 out of 3 NHPI high school youth (33.5%) are likely to be overweight or obese. Washington NHPI's and APCC are continuing this campaign to bring health education and fitness activities to Pacific Islander youth and their families.