OUR MISSION

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The Wolfpack Ninjas want to get our mission message about fighting childhood obesity out there!

There is no substitute for eating healthy!

There is no substitute for EATING HEALTHY!

The bottom line is we NEED to get America’s kids healthier, tackle childhood obesity and you can help the Wolfpack Ninjas with our mission. Our country is ADDICTED to sugar and the Wolfpack Ninjas can show families and kids HOW to get healthier in a world filled with sweets. Our mission is to make a dent in this epidemic and prevent Heart Disease, Diabetes and Cancers that many of these kids are going to face if something doesn’t CHANGE. The solution is simple: REDUCE SUGAR and get more active.  We have great ways as American Ninja Warrior celebrity role models to motivate children and families and we are motivated to tackle this complex issue. Our country is being fed an insane amount of sugar from the food industry, and it is a well-known fact that our childhood obesity and diabetes rates are out of control.

Dr. Noah T. Kaufman, the leader of the Wolfpack Ninjas, is fully committed to this mission. With his wife, Dr. Siemay Lee and their boy, Zun the focus around the Kaufman house is eating healthy and having fun. Dr. Kaufman & the Wolfpack Ninjas are available for interview, TV and media appearances, please contact:

FOR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES:

Noah T. Kaufman, MD

P (330) 701-4614

boulderdoc@gmail.com

 

FOR PODCAST INTERVIEWS:

Creator/Editor/Ninjadoc: Noah T. Kaufman, MD 

boulderdoc@gmail.com

Please help us make this country’s youth healthy again. Let’s take back our national pride when it comes to athleticism, health and nutrition. The Wolfpack Ninjas want your kids to enjoy the same successes that we have and maintaining a healthy diet is a strong foundation to self-respect, hard work and discipline. Together, we can spread a powerful message that all kids can be “Ninjas” in the way they eat and their approach to life! Join our mission!

Per a recent World Health Organization report:

Childhood obesity (link to full report.)

Over the past three decades the prevalence of overweight and obesity has increased substantially (1). Globally, an estimated 170 million children (aged less than 18 years) are now estimated to be overweight (2). The highest prevalence of childhood overweight is in upper-middle-income countries, and, when taken as a group, low-income countries have the lowest prevalence rate. However, overweight is rising in almost all countries, with prevalence rates growing fastest in lower- middle-income countries (1).

The high prevalence of overweight and obesity has serious health consequences. Raised body mass index (BMI) is a major risk factor for diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and many cancers (including, for example, colorectal cancer, kidney cancer and oesophageal cancer) (3, 4). These diseases – often referred to as noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – not only cause premature mortality, but also long-term morbidity. In addition, overweight and obesity in children are associated with significant reductions in quality of life (5, 6) and a greater risk of teasing, bullying and social isolation (2).

Due to the rapid increases in obesity prevalence and the serious public health consequences, obesity is commonly considered one of the most serious public health challenges of the early 21st century (1, 7). (references in report HERE.)

Here are some other valuable resources and organizations which also support our mission, the images are live links to their websites:

Let's Move

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

 

 

Obesity Action Coalition

 

 

 

Fed Up Movie Katie Couric

PLEASE watch Katie Couric’s amazing documentary addressing this problem (it’s on NETFLIX.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Campaign to End Obesity

“Today, two-thirds of U.S. adults and nearly one in three children struggle because they are overweight or have obesity. The effects of the nation’s obesity epidemic are immense: taxpayers, businesses, communities and individuals spend hundreds of billions of dollars each year due to obesity, including nearly $200 billion in medical costs. Obesity is the reason that the current generation of youth is predicted to live a shorter life than their parents.  

Much can be done to reverse the epidemic, yet important opportunities to tackle obesity at the national policy level — including changes that enable more Americans to eat healthy and be active, as well as those that provide appropriate medical treatment for patients — have gone largely unmet. The Campaign works to fill this gap. By bringing together leaders from across industry, academia and public health with policymakers and their advisors, the Campaign provides the information and guidance that decision-makers need to make policy changes that will reverse one of the nation’s costliest and most prevalent diseases.”

18 Replies to "OUR MISSION"

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    Alexander
    March 17, 2016 (10:08 pm)

    A Norwegian thinking about joiking The swedisch komretision to go for The WIN do You have any tip want to John You guys in The next america vs The world if i can

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      Wolfpack Ninjas
      March 18, 2016 (6:53 am)

      Alexander, thanks for the comment! The tip is simple: train harder than anyone else! Always try your hardest and keep your dream in focus. We will see you out there! Oh, and pick up a copy of THE WOLFPACK NINJA TRAINING MANUAL from our shop if you want exact training advice on how we have been able to have the success that we have had!
      – Wolfpack Ninjas

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    suzanne gaeta
    May 9, 2016 (3:03 am)

    I ordered a ninja cub training manual and haven’t received it. I need to speak with someone concerning this order

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    Brett
    July 29, 2016 (2:58 am)

    You guys are an inspiration! As someone trying to get past the NBC Approval Exam (submission video process), I was wondering if you had any advice on what to showcase in my video?

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      Wolfpack Ninjas
      August 1, 2016 (8:44 pm)

      Brett, we definitely cover this at length in some of the podcasts, so take a listen! Thanks for the comment! Easy answer: wow them with a great story in the first 15 seconds!
      – Wolfpack Ninjas

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    Chow Ping
    August 7, 2016 (5:50 am)

    Hi wolfpack, i just purchased your training manual ebook online. Just wondering if i should expect the book in an email, or do i have to log on somewhere. Thanks! You guys are awesome! 🙂

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    Christopher Farrell
    August 30, 2016 (1:46 pm)

    You guys have a great podcast and I love the mission. I am not a ninja (although I have a small course in my backyard) but I am a parent and agree that keeping kids healthy is a huge concern. Why are there no sponsors for the podcast? I would like to know more and help if I can. Thanks.

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      Wolfpack Ninjas
      September 6, 2016 (8:00 pm)

      Thanks so much, Christopher! We are working hard to grow the brand and the message of health! We do have commercial sponsors for the podcast and just need more brand awareness to make a dent. Thanks so much for the comment!
      – Wolfpack Ninjas

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    Mark Faulstich
    September 13, 2016 (7:11 pm)

    I have been a fan of ANW for three years now and have really appreciated the spectacular performances of the incredible athletes. Last night I was looking forward to enjoying the final event; instead I ended up seething with anger. You all work and play your hearts out for a difficult goal, but the cheating cheapskates who run the whole thing do everything they can to make it impossible.

    I first became outraged last year when, after six years of not paying anybody, two people with superhuman performances completed it, but they only paid one. It was never “the farthest the fastest”; it was whoever climbed Mt. Midoriyama got a million. When two finally accomplished the nearly impossible, then it suddenly became “only the fastest”.

    So this year, of course, they made it even harder to the point of being impossible. When I watch Brian Arnold, superwoman Jesse Graff, and other elite athletes fail on the second stage and only two make it to the third, only to fail, I know it is just outlandishly difficult.

    If there is anything I can do to organize some kind of protest or boycott of fans to demand reasonableness and fairness, please let me know. No other sport makes the playing field more difficult every year, and they all pay somebody in the end. ANW should be the same.

    Mark Faulstich

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      Wolfpack Ninjas
      September 13, 2016 (8:30 pm)

      Mark!!!

      GREAT COMMENT! You have to know though that we LOVE this style! We WANT it to be so hard that only one of us can barely do it! Now, we DO wish that we were paid or made some money for all the work that goes into being a top level athlete, and all the work we do for the show, but the show itself and the difficulty is NOT the problem! Thanks so much for being a loyal fan! It is very hard to stay in top shape and be a pro Ninja when you have to work 9-5 and have a family to feed, etc. If you want to help us in anyway, start a movement to get Ninjas PAID! Hahaha! Thanks so much for an amazing comment! We love you!
      -Wolfpack Ninjas

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        Mark Faulstich
        September 15, 2016 (5:06 pm)

        Wow! The Wolf Pack loves me! What more could I want?! Awoooo!

        Yes, I am a big fan of the show. I am not that much of a sports fan in general and only watch a little golf and football, but I will watch the same Ninja show sometimes three or more times a week. Your sensational performances on obstacles that seem utterly impossible to me never cease to amaze me.

        Let me put it this way: If they did the same thing in football as they do in ANW, at this point the football field would be two miles long and the uprights would be less than the width of a football apart. (I wonder how Akbar would have liked that.) I understand you all , with your incredible ethic, wanting things to be difficult– more difficult than the average human can even imagine– but there is still a limit to all things.

        So I must take issue with you on two points. First of all you said you want it “so hard that only one of us can barely do it”. I must remind you that in seven out of eight seasons, no one has done it. For all of the talent, skill and training of a field of elite athletes from professional rock climbing, Olympic gymnastics, martial arts, and professional stunt work, failure has occurred 85% of the time.

        And yet they nonetheless make it harder every year. Christine Leahy just flat out said as much to Geoff Britton in an interview when she told him that they had to make it harder because of his and Isaac’s monumental accomplishment the year before.

        Second, you laugh at the idea of getting paid. To me it is preposterous that you do NOT get paid for the obviously professional work that you do. I am far from an expert on athletics, but in my opinion you are the most amazing athletes of all. I mean, I can throw a basket, but I couldn’t do the jumping spider in my prime, if my life depended on it.

        I am a 61-year-old man retired early in the Florida Keys. I have never done anything like this before in my life, but I have some time on my hands and will make this a project. I love you all too. Isaac and Laura are one of the coolest couples I have ever seen and was so glad to see them win. But I also think Geoff should have gotten a million. I also think that Jessie Graff’s performance on Stage 1 is the single greatest athletic act I have ever witnessed.

        Obviously no network exec is going to say this old guy from the Keys wants the Ninjas paid so let’s do it. I will need the support of the athletes and a good base of fans, all of whom I am sure would want you to be justly rewarded for the performances they love.

        First of all, can you tell me how much money the show makes, as well as any other vital information about it? How much revenue are they generating off of your precious but free talent and effort?

        Second, can you provide me a mailing list of fans that have emailed you? The leverage of a fan base with the threat of a boycott, or something like that, would probably be the best bargaining chip we would have.

        Yeah, I am thinking regulars, like the Wolf Pack, Drew Dreschel, Jessie Graff, etc should get a salary, while there should be another method of payment for newer talent, like Josh Levin and Stillings, who succeed in any given year.

        Of course, I would need your input on those kinds of things.

        Well tell me what you think. Nothing would be a greater honor for me than to work on a worthy project with the Wolf Pack. (But I absolutely will NOT eat a corn dog while jumping in the water from a high platform.)

        The ocean is my element. If any of you ever make a trip to the beautiful Florida Keys, I would gladly treat you to a trip to the magnificent coral reef.

        Mark Faulstich

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          Wolfpack Ninjas
          September 17, 2016 (1:26 pm)

          Amazing Mark! Yes, it gets harder and that forces us to get better. Maybe football players would be better if the fields were longer and harder? (probably not, haha! we get it!) At some point, there is indeed a limit. We do like the challenge however. As for getting paid, we agree with you! It would be nice to have financial support. We are not going to do anything to boycott the show, etc. since it is not their fault. They made a business and have a great thing going. There are other ways for Ninjas to make money and it’s starting to happen outside of ANW. Thanks so much for your support and enthusiasm! For now, let’s just support Ninja endeavors locally and keep training hard for the next season! Thanks again for your support, Mark!
          -Wolfpack Ninjas

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            Mark Faulstich
            September 20, 2016 (2:16 am)

            You Ninjas definitely have your own unique ethic and way of viewing the world. I just burst out laughing when you threw my football analogy back at me with your own refreshing spin on it

            And now it all falls into place for me. That is exactly what the producers of the show count on. They know that you will never say the course is insanely and unfairly difficult; you will instead say that you need to train more.

            Aha! That is, in fact, what Daniel and Drew were saying after they failed on obstacles that probably were about as difficult as the Twelve Labors of Hercules.

            It takes a mere mortal like myself to see that the fault is not in you, but instead in the unfair difficulty of the course. And that indeed they do “have a great thing going”. The great thing they have going is you and your abilities. Without you they got nothin’!

            So I have written a letter to that effect. If I can’t strive for a boycott, maybe I can just shame them into being more reasonable and paying you for your more than worthy efforts.

            Well, Wolf Pack, I bid you a fond farewell. It has been a true honor to communicate with you, and I have really enjoyed getting these insights into your noble souls. I will definitely be back next season watching your valiant exploits! Meagan, I will be expecting Stage 1, like Jessie, next year. I know you can do it. You have the power!

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            Wolfpack Ninjas
            September 25, 2016 (6:51 pm)

            Mark, you rock! Don’t say goodbye! We love talking about this stuff… We are working on something VERY VERY BIG that will make you happy and that we could really use your support (and all of our fan’s support on!) Trust us, Ninjas are about to be paid! Hahaha! Thanks again for having our back!
            -Wolfpack Ninjas

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    mike_ibasco
    March 22, 2017 (12:38 pm)

    Great talking to you Doc Noah! Love the mission on fighting Childhood obesity. Being in the health and fitness industry for over 16 years this is one of my biggest hurdles. Imagine the support and awareness we can raise regarding this stance? This can be conquered by creating impact in the community… and it all starts here with the Wolf Pack Ninja Tour! Cant wait to for this tour to debut!

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      Wolfpack Ninjas
      March 23, 2017 (12:35 am)

      Thanks Mike! Appreciate the comment and definitely working hard to make a lot of little Ninja’s dreams come true! You can be anything you want in this life, so why not be a superhero! Keep spreading the good word! This event in Denver is going to be a blow out success and so much fun! Talk again soon and train hard, Ninja!

      Kind regards,

      Noah T. Kaufman, MD
      American Ninja Warrior
      “Ninjadoc”


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