By: Lieutenant General (Retired) Mark Hertling, Member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
Most people don’t start a long road trip without putting gas in the car. Yet, millions of parents send their children off every morning without ensuring they have had the equivalent of a full tank. We need to do a better job of fueling our children with a nutritious breakfast.
By: Allison Hoit, Senior Information Specialist & Coordinator, Inclusive Fitness Coalition, National Center on Health, Physical Activity & Disability and The Horne Family/The Pittman Family
Last Monday, April 6th, 2015, the First Family hosted the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. More than 35,000 people gathered on the South Lawn to join in the largest annual public event held at the White House. Keeping with tradition, the event featured sports and fitness zones, cooking demonstrations and Easter classics such as the egg roll and egg hunt. In celebration of the fifth year anniversary of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative, this year’s Egg Roll theme was “#GimmeFive”, challenging Americans across the country to #GimmeFive things they are doing to eat better, be more active, and lead a healthier life.
By: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP)
Every March, in recognition of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ National Nutrition Month®, communities and families across the country focus specifically on good nutrition. The 2015 theme, "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle," encourages everyone to adopt healthful eating and physical activity habits.
By: Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints Quarterback and Co-Chair of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
February is always a time for celebration in New Orleans. Typically Mardi Gras is in full force, or we may be fortunate enough to celebrate a Saints Super Bowl win. But, this February also marks a more substantial and impactful national celebration – the five-year anniversary of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative.
By: Hannah Torkelson, ORISE Fellow
February is American Heart Month and the perfect time to learn new recipes to stay heart healthy! As we look to start (or continue) a journey to better heart health, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition is excited to support individuals that have committed (or recommitted) to stay physically active and eat healthy! One way to accomplish your goals is start the day with breakfast. A favorite recipe, shared by PCFSN Council member and award-winning chef Dan Barber, is a quick and easy vegetable frittata. This delicious recipe is a great way to build new healthy habits into breakfast.