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America On the Move and More Than 1,500 YMCAs Kick Off Steptember 2007
Date:9/4/2007

As nationwide, thousands of existing AOM organizations (worksites,

faith-based organizations, community groups, etc.) will host

2,000-step activities.

-- New Data about Healthy Living. AOM will announce the results of a

national poll with new information and trends about the obesity

epidemic and healthy lifestyles.

"As YMCAs nationwide expand their efforts to encourage healthier lifestyles, we are excited to join AOM in celebrating Steptember through America On the Move Week with the YMCA," said Neil Nicoll, president and CEO of YMCA of the USA. "Our nation's health crisis is the defining issue of this generation and the next, and through YMCA Activate America we are reaching out to engage all people who seek well-being of spirit, mind and body. The small-changes message fits well with our efforts, and we look forward to sharing it with the thousands of communities and millions of people that YMCAs serve."

PepsiCo and its Smart Spot products are supporting this effort as the National Presenting Sponsor of AOM and a national sponsor of YMCA Activate America. Today, more than 300 Smart Spot products are available, including Tropicana(R), Aquafina(R), Gatorade(R), Baked! Lay's(R), Quaker Oats (R) and Diet Pepsi(R) among others. Additional Steptember sponsors include LEAN CUISINE and Merck & Co., Inc.

About America On the Move Foundation

America On the Move Foundation (AOM) is a national nonprofit helping individuals, families and communities across our nation make positive changes to improve the health and quality of life. With more than a million participants on and offline, America On the Move (AOM) initiates and maintains individual, social, and environmental behavior changes that support healthy eating and active living habits in our society. AOM's science-based programs provide the support and tools that help individuals of all ages manage weight effectively through energy balance. For more info
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