Phil Ford drives fight against childhood obesity

When a 14-year-old boy in one of Phil Ford’s basketball camps struggled through activities because of his size, Ford was moved to act. According to UNC’s Dr. Eliana Perrin, childhood obesity is reaching epidemic proportions, and today’s youth could become the first generation to live shorter, less healthy lives than their parents

Through the Phil Ford Foundation, the basketball legend has teamed up with retired schoolteacher Esther Morgan Jones, UNC Children’s Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics in the UNC School of Medicine to do something about it.

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