Manning Drafted for Anti-Obesity Program

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WASHINGTON - New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has been drafted by the President to kick off a nationwide challenge to combat America's obesity epidemic.

Stay-tuned for Melissa Charbonneau's full report, 
on The 700 Club's Skinny Wednesday, March 26.

The six-week program, called the President's National Fitness Challenge, is designed to encourage Americans to get physically fit.

Manning, a member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, announced the program's kick-off at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., March 20. He joined Bush and other members of the council in the White House Rose Garden.

Earlier this year, Manning was named NFL Most Valuable Player for leading the Giants to an upset Super Bowl victory. On Thursday, he and a group of disabled American veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq helped launch the challenge with a 30-minute walk to Battery Park.

CBN News Reporter Melissa Charbonneau spoke with Manning and several experts about the program.  Watch more below on what the President's Fitness Challenge will mean to Americans.

WEB EXTRAS:
 Press Club: Manning Passes to the Nation

 Eli Manning: Parents Can Help their Kids

 Bush: Fitness 'Vital to the Country'

 Denise Austin: Tips to Get Motivated

 Surgeon General's Warning: Get Fit

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