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Full Year 2013 - Dominique Dawes


Reach Your Goals: Start with a Healthy Breakfast

MyPlate, Nutrition, School | August, 29 2013

By: Dominique Dawes, PCFSN Co-Chair and Three-time Olympic Gymnast

At a very early age, I learned about the value of healthy eating. By the time I was 11 years old and training daily as a gymnast, I knew that eating right would help me achieve my goals. The goals I had for health, athletics, and academic performance were all tied to eating nutritious foods, and that started with breakfast. As an adult, I’ve maintained goals for fitness and health and that’s why I make sure to start each morning with a healthy breakfast.

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Let's Move! Active Schools

Childhood Obesity, Let's Move!, Physical Activity, Physical Education, School, Youth | February, 28 2013

By: Dominique Dawes, Co-Chair of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

When I think back to my childhood years, I’m reminded of how fortunate I am to have grown up in a community that placed such a great emphasis on engaging in regular physical activity. I didn’t know it at the time, but when I was tumbling at the age of 6, I was doing more than just having a good time – I was also creating healthy habits that will benefit my health and well-being for a lifetime.

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Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Fitness, Sports, Youth | February, 6 2013

By: Dominique Dawes, Co-Chair of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

Today is National Girls and Women in Sports Day! Each year, this observance provides us with a tremendous opportunity to help get more girls in the game, and make a significant investment in the future of our Nation. I am proud to serve as co-chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and sound the alarm about the importance of ensuring equitable physical activity opportunities for all Americans.

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