Letters to the Editor

Role models for female athletes

The initiative featured in the May 2 article “UM football players teach nutrition, exercise,” sounds like a wonderful program. The football players’ participation creates excellent role models.

But, where are the women athletes?

Good nutrition and exercise for girls are just as important. Many of these girls will be mothers, will need strong bodies for pregnancy and, I hope, will be teaching the value of good nutrition and exercise to their children.

Let’s see pictures of and learn about the participation of women athletes. Girls need role models, too.

Marilyn Baker,

Miami Beach

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