About David Pollack
Former NFL player and University of Georgia standout David Pollack joined ESPN in June 2009 as a college football analyst. Currently, David is an analyst on ESPN College Football Primetime (Thursdays) and on College GameDay. Pollack started his broadcast career in 2008, doing studio work for CBS and hosting a sports radio talk show in Atlanta for 790 The Zone. Since joining ESPN, Pollack has contributed to a variety of programming as a college football analyst, including ESPN’s College GameDay starting in 2011, as well as College Football Live, SportsCenter and all ESPN Bowl and CFP National Championship Coverage. As a defensive end at the University of Georgia, he was just the second Bulldog to be named a three-time All-American (Hershel Walker). In the 2005 NFL Draft, David was taken 17th overall by the Cincinnati Bengals but his NFL career was cut short after he broke a cervical vertebra in a game versus the Cleveland Browns in 2006. The Bengals then announced Pollack’s retirement before the 2008 season. At Georgia, Pollack’s accolades included 2002 SEC Player of the Year honors, the 2003 and 2004 Ted Hendricks Award, and, all in 2004, the Chuck Bednarik Award, Lombardi Award, Lott Trophy and SEC Defensive Player of the Year. His 36 sacks for the Bulldogs remain a school record. Pollack, who was born in New Brunswick, NJ, and raised in Snellville, GA, now resides in Athens with his wife Lindsey and their kids, Nicholas (7) and Leah (5).
About The Pollack Family Foundation
David and Lindsey Pollack along with their kids, Nicholas (7) and Leah (5), created the Pollack Family Foundation on three pillars “Whole. Life. Health.” with the mission towards raising awareness against childhood obesity. The first pillar, “Whole”, is meant to represent each person through complete physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social health. The second pillar, “Life”, represents a sense of vibrancy and energy in each person by not only emphasizing diet and exercise but also of “life-giving” through faith. The last pillar, “Health”, represents creating a lifestyle of excellent nutrition by taking care of our bodies and viewing them as a gift from above.
Strong4Life, the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta movement to fight against childhood obesity in Georgia, has impacted nearly one million kids since inception. We’ve trained nearly 3,000 healthcare providers and worked with more than 650 schools, educating school nurses, PE teachers, school cafeteria managers and students. Our two clinical intervention programs, Camp Strong4Life, and Strong4Life Clinic, saw 97 campers and more than 1,200 patient visits, respectively, in 2015. Our digital hub, Strong4Life.com, is full of tips and tricks for Georgia’s busy parents and has tracked more than two million visits since inception.
About Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. Our specialized care helps children get better faster and live healthier lives. Managing more than 870,000 patient visits annually at three hospitals and 27 neighborhood locations, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support since 1915, Children’s has impacted the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world. Visit www.choa.org for more information.
● Camp Divas For Overweight Girls
A week long series offered twice in the summer for overweight girls and young women. These camps include hands-on nutrition classes, fitness training and cooking demonstrations. The girls even take a few fitness field trips too! The next series will be June 13-17, 2016. (top center photo)
● The Let’s Move! Children’s Nutrition & Fitness Expos
A program focusing upon nutrition by participating in health fairs to motivate the Metropolitan Atlanta community. Semi-annually there are regional “Let’s Move!” Children’s Expos events showcasing health and fitness resources. The next expo will be July 30, 2016. (bottom right photo)
● Cooking With C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Series
A seven week program teaching families how to prepare healthy, affordable meals at home that uses the National Institutes of Health’s We Can! Curriculums. The cooking classes are held at the C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Center and Oak Hill Child, Adolescent & Family Center. Adding to the learning experience, we are also helping to expand the onsite garden. The current series is January 26, 2016—March 8, 2016 (bottom left photo)
● Sisters in the L.I.T.E. (Lifestyle Intervention Teaching Exercise) Program
A program for overweight girls ages 10 – 17. The S.L.I.T.E. program teaches nutrition education, self esteem and provides weekly fitness classes. This program uses “BodyWorks For Strong Families” from the Office on Women’s Health as the curriculum. This programs meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month all year. The next series will be from February 13, 2016—December 12, 2016.