“Another piece of the puzzle is to help strengthen your child’s developing bones when they are growing and active. Vitamin D deficiency is becoming more common among American children and adolescents, so ensure your kids and teens have an adequate amount in their diet from foods like eggs and mushrooms or through a supplement,” Dr. Bailes said.
The “Eat Smart, Play Safe” program brings together two leaders in their respective industries dedicated to helping people lead active, healthy and safe lifestyles—DSM Nutritional Products, a global science-based company active in health and nutrition; and Pop Warner Little Scholars, the nation’s largest and oldest youth football, cheer, and dance organization named after legendary coach Glenn Scobie “Pop” Warner.
“We look forward to working with DSM Nutritional Products and Sarah Hasselbeck to equip our members nationwide with important health and nutrition information,” said Jon Butler, executive director of Pop Warner. “The health and safety of our young athletes is our number one priority.”
To learn more about Pop Warner Little Scholars football, dance and cheer programs and the “Eat Smart, Play Safe” initiative, visit the “Safety” tab at popwarner.com.
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition, and materials. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. More information can be found at dsm.com.
Founded in 1929 and headquartered in Langhorne, PA, Pop Warner Little Scholars is the world’s largest youth football, cheerleading, and dance organization and the only youth sports organization that emphasizes academics as a prerequisite for participation. For more information on Pop Warner and its programs, visit popwarner.com.