Get Checked and Get Fit

About Get Checked and Get Fit™

Small Changes Make Big Differences.

“A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings.” -Hippocrates

•    Number of adults 20 years old and over who are obese: 60 million
•    Number of children and teens age 6-19 who are obese: nine million
•    Number of noninstitutionalized adults with diagnosed heart disease: 26.6 million
•    10 percent of adults in the United States have diabetes.
    o    Diagnosed: 17.9 million people
    o    Undiagnosed: 5.7 million people
    o    Pre-diabetes: 57 million people
•    Being overweight and obese are risk factors for diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and other health problems.

With the era of fast-food upon us, there has been a general decline in overall health and an increase in obesity across America, especially in youth. As a newly retired NFL football player who played in the league for 13 years, Chris Draft hadto be in top physical condition to perform his best on the field.  His passion for fitness led to the establishment of the Chris Draft Family Foundation’s (CDFF) Get Checked and Get Fit™ initiative.

Get Checked and Get Fit™ is a nationwide campaign that provides access to tools and opportunities which encourages youth and their families to make positive choices regarding their overall health and wellness. The initiative is not limited to physical health, but mental and financial health as well, as CDFF embraces the importance of health in all aspects of life.

With an emphasis on educating through example, the foundation sponsors signature events called Get Checked and Get Fit™ Draft Days® across the country.  The Draft Day® curriculum consists of sessions for both youth and parents that are specially designed to give families both the opportunity and tools to make choices to live healthier lifestyles.

CDFF also makes an impact nationwide through a variety of strategic partnerships, which includes working with groups such as the American Heart Association, The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Environmental Protection Agency and NFL Youth Education Town (YET) facilities in NFL cities across the country.

How to Get Checked and Get Fit!

Our signature Get Checked and Get Fit™ Draft Day® events across the country are full of information on how you and your family can take charge of your own health and fitness.  


Know your resources and take charge of your health and wellness. 
Online: Learn from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Your Online Source for Credible Health Information
At School: a healthy school environment includes health education, physical education, nutrition and school-based health services

At Home:  your family and a network of health care workers that can consist of advisory councils and coalitions in school and in your community

I pledge to Play 60! Join the NFL Movement for an Active Generation and Play 60 every single day.  A movement designed to tackle childhood obesity, NFL Play 60 encourages youth to get and stay healthy.  Read blogs of NFL players and post a personal Play 60 Pledge at


Get Checked and Get Fit Draft Day features Emmy® Award nominated television host Chef Marvin Woods, creator of a wellness program designed to help kids and families live better through food.  At Draft Day® Chef Marvin Woods teaches a session that empowers families to take charge of their diet and nutrition demonstrating his techniques with simple tools, easy instruction and helpful tips.
Learn about “Droppin’ Knowledge with Chef Marvin Woods