Skylar Diggins joins ‘Morning Joe’ to discuss program fighting obesity

Skylar Diggins on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' (MSNBC)

Skylar Diggins on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' (MSNBC)

Tulsa Shock point guard Skylar Diggins joined MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning to discuss “Fuel Up to Play 60″ alongside GENYOUTH Foundation’s Alexis Glick.

GENYOUTH’s “Fuel Up to Play 60″ is a program designed to fight childhood obesity. It is the nation’s largest in-school nutrition and exercise program.

The WNBA star is a member of GENYOUTH’s board of directors.

“We have a crisis in physical inactivity because the recess and the gym that we were used to as kids is all but obsolete in this country,” Glick said. “We’ve got to bring it back into schools, but equally as important is making sure kids are starting their day with a healthy breakfast.”

“Fuel Up to Play 60″ is in 73,000 schools across the country, reaching 38 million children each day.

The program is celebrating its fifth birthday, and it is also celebrating a renewed contract for five more years.

“I think that it’s so important, getting the message out for nutrition, as well as fitness,” Diggins said. “Sometimes you see programs that focus on one or the other, and this program is focusing on both.”

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