Tip 9 Overcoming Childhood Obesity through Multi-Disciplined Sports

How can you help spread the word?

IABT Junior Tri Club Member Camille says, img_0556“We’ve made it easier for you to make a difference. This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today.”

For example:

Add information about obesity prevention to your newsletter.

Tweet about National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.

Host a community event where families can be active while learning about local health resources.

Become a partner of We Can!, a national movement to help children ages 8 to 13 stay at a healthy weight.

Tri Club kicked off its Obesity Campaign on July 1, 2016. Thus far their obesity campaign has positively impacted over 300 families in Baltimore City introducing them to strategies in how to combat this disease through multi-disciplined sports. Multi-disciplined sports are duathlons and triathlons. Duathlons are run-bike-run events. Triathlons are swim-bike-run events.

Duathlons and triathlons can be done by a single person or a group of people in a relay team (of 2 or 3) maximum. Whether done as a single entity or as a relay team, duathlons/triathlons promote communicate, team work, and enhance leadership attributes out of each person. The sports promote such diversity but still faces backlash based on one’s size, ethnicity, etc at times.

IABT encourages you to get active now. Don’t put off together what can be worked on today. Whether its swimming, cycling, running, walking, etc you can do it. Its the IABT Way. #IABTObesityCampaign


Dr. Tekemia Dorsey

Executive Director, IABT

USAT Tri Club Advisor/Coach



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