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A coalition of sports leagues and player unions have agreed to be partners with the Biden White House to encourage more people to exercise and eat healthy foods.
Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, said in announcing the partnership it is “simply unacceptable” that obesity and Type 2 diabetes are top causes of death among Americans, according to The Associated Press.
Chef José Andrés, co-chair of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition, said that “community is collaboration.”
“I think collaboration is the key to really meaningful actions,” he said, according to The Hill.
“Collaboration between professional athletes, chefs and community health advocates … gives the President’s Council its strength. This collaboration we are announcing today, I think is another massive step in the right direction,” he said.
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