U.S. Congress Officially Introduces Saturday, Sept. 24, as ‘The Worldwide Day Of Play’ With Resolutions From The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives

“We are honored that the U.S. Congress has embraced and recognized this cause to encourage kids to have healthy and active lifestyles, and we are grateful for the support of Senators Gillibrand and Ayotte, and Congresswoman Fudge,” said Cyma Zarghami, President, Nickelodeon Networks. “This is an issue that directly impacts our audience, and we are proud to have so many partner organizations spreading this important message with us.”

“As parents, we must encourage children to make healthy choices by engaging in daily physical activity and developing responsible eating habits,” said Senator Ayote. “The ‘Day of Play’ raises awareness about the need for children and families to participate in fun activities that are good for the mind and body.”

“Every child in the U.S. should have the opportunity to live a healthy life. I’m happy to sponsor legislation recognizing World Wide Day of Play and acknowledging the importance of physical activity in good health,” said Congresswoman Fudge. “I applaud Nickelodeon and Viacom for their effort in encouraging kids to get up and get active.”

SOURCE Nickelodeon