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January - March 2013


Miami-Dade County Public Schools Supports Let's Move! Active Schools

Childhood Obesity, Physical Education, Youth | March, 26 2013

By: PCFSN Staff

When First Lady Michelle Obama launched the Let’s Move! Active Schools program in late February, she challenged all teachers, parents and school administrators to help bring physical activity back into our children’s schools. This call was not lost on Dr. Jayne Greenberg, member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.

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60 Minutes or More a Day, Where Kids Live, Learn, and Play

Physical Activity, Science Board, Youth | March, 8 2013

By: Karin Allor Pfeiffer, Ph.D., FACSM, Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and faculty in the Center for Physical Activity and Health at Michigan State University, Member of the PCFSN Science Board, and Subcommittee Member of the Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report

In 2008, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the first-ever Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAG), which describes the amount and types of physical activity Americans need for overall health and well-being. To mark the fifth anniversary of the PAG, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition convened a subcommittee of experts to conduct a mid-term review of effective interventions that promote physical activity opportunities for youth ages 3-17.

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Be the MVP of Your Health: Make Healthy Choices During National Nutrition Month

Fitness, Nutrition, Sports | March, 4 2013

By: Chris Paul, Point Guard for the Los Angeles Clippers and Member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

Making healthy choices is essential for me to function at the highest level, whether I’m on the road for a game or at home with my family. March is National Nutrition Month and is a great reminder for us all to incorporate healthy eating into our daily lives.

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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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PCFSN in 2012: A Look Back at an Amazing Year

Fitness, Nutrition, President's Council, Sports | February, 20 2013

By: Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director, President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

As I look back on 2012, I am amazed and proud of all that we have accomplished at the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN). It was a year of significant progress toward our mission to engage, educate, and empower all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition.

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