WASHINGTON, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationally-recognized third-party logistics (3PL) provider Transportation Insight hosted a reception honoring the distinguished members of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) and celebrating the recent announcement of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP) on May 6 in Washington, DC. The event was organized by the National Foundation on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (NFFSN).
"We were honored to host this event dedicated to inspiring all Americans, especially our younger generations, to pursue a life of physical fitness and wellness," said Transportation Insight Chairman and Founder Paul Thompson. "We encourage all of our associates to be physically active to promote their better overall quality of life, and this event gave us the opportunity to expand that encouragement to all of America's youth."
The Presidential Youth Fitness Program replaces the longstanding President's Council Youth Fitness test, which first began in 1966, and emphasizes the value of living a physically active and fit life in school and beyond. The goal of the program partners is to implement the program in 90% of the 101,000 U.S. public schools by 2020.
"Since its founding, Transportation Insight has been a company that values the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health of its associates," said Josh Walker, Vice President of Organizational Development at Transportation Insight. "The Presidential Youth Fitness Program encourages young people to start their own healthy life journey early on. It aligns perfectly with our belief in the importance of a healthy and physically active lifestyle."
In addition to PCFSN, program partners for the PYFP include: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD); Amateur Athletic Union (AAU); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); The Cooper Institute; and The NFFSN.
About Transportation Insight, LLC
Transportation Insight is a global lead logistics provider with more than $1.4 billion in supply chain spend under management. For over a decade, the 3PL has partnered with hundreds of manufacturers, distributors and retailers to achieve significant cost savings, reduce cycle times and improve customer satisfaction rates by providing customized supply chain solutions. Transportation Insight offers a Co-managed Logistics™ form of 3PL, carrier sourcing, freight bill audit and payment services, state-of-the-art transportation management system (TMS) applications, and business intelligence. Its logistics services include domestic transportation, international transportation, warehouse sourcing, LEAN consulting and supply chain sourcing of indirect materials. For more about Transportation Insight, visit http://www2.transportationinsight.com/fitness.
About National Foundation on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition
The National Foundation on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition was established by Act of Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 22, 2010. The Foundation was created to support and supplement the mission of the President's Council on Physical Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. The Foundation encourages and promotes private sector support to help all Americans get active, play sports, and eat healthier. For more information about the Foundation, visit www.nffsn.org
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