Full Year 2014 - Fitness

PCFSN and Let’s Move! Shine Spotlight on School-Based Physical Activity and Nutrition Programs

Fitness, Let's Move!, School | September, 30 2014

By: Caitlin Cahow, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition member and Two-time Olympian, U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey

According to the latest research, healthy students are better learners. Across America, schools play an important role in shaping students’ attitudes about healthy eating and physical activity.

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Active Kids Do Better

Childhood Obesity, Fitness, Let's Move!, Physical Activity | June, 10 2014

By: Drew Brees, Co-Chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and NFL Quarterback

As we approach end of the school year for students across America, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition is raising awareness about the importance of physical activity and good nutrition for all kids before, during and after the school day. We know that ACTIVE KIDS DO BETTER! They perform better academically and tend to make better health choices into adulthood.

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Healthy, Active Lives for All Americans

Adaptive Sports, Disability, Fitness, I Can Do It, You Can Do It | April, 28 2014

By: Anthony Marc Robles, Council Member

Ever since I was a young boy, my Mom told me that I was made for a special reason. I believe that reason was to wrestle. When I think back to my first days on the mat in the 8th grade, I am reminded of so many obstacles I had to overcome. I was a terrible wrestler. I weighed in at about 90 pounds and didn’t know a thing about the sport. But through hard work and perseverance, I became a champion. I was undefeated (96-0) in my junior and senior years of high school, and even won two Arizona state championships and the national high school wrestling championship. After high school, I went on to wrestle for Arizona State University where I won the 2011 NCAA Division I National Title at 125 pounds.

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Every Body Walk! with the Surgeon General for National Walking Day

Fitness, Physical Activity | April, 2 2014

By: Rear Admiral Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH, Acting Surgeon General

Today is National Walking Day, a perfect time to encourage everyone to get up and get moving. Engaging in physical activity is one of the most important things people of all ages can do to improve their health, and active living is one of the priorities of the National Prevention Strategy, called for by the Affordable Care Act.

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Presidential Youth Fitness Program Supports Active Schools Nationwide

Fitness, Physical Education | January, 24 2014

By: Jayne Greenberg, PCFSN member & District Director of Physical Education and Healthy Literacy for Miami-Dade County Public Schools

An ultimate goal for parents, school administrators, and community leaders is to foster healthy environments that enable the next generation to reach their greatest potential. This includes providing them with opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed both in the classroom and in life.

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