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April - June 2013


Surgeon General Tastes Healthy Schools’ Recipe in Chicago

Let's Move!, Nutrition, Youth | May, 24 2013

By: Julie Ewart , Director of Communications and Outreach for the Great Lakes Region of the U.S. Department of Education

Everyone wants healthy school environments, but limited funding, space and time can challenge robust plans. The Healthy Schools Campaign has helped some Chicago schools build innovative partnerships and strong parental support to work around those issues, and U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD, got a taste of the results during a recent visit to Chicago’s Nathanael Greene Elementary School.

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PCFSN Announces Expansion of I Can Do It, You Can Do It!

Disability, School, Youth | May, 24 2013

By: PCFSN Communications

The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition announced phase two of the I Can Do It, You Can Do It! (ICDI) program at a Presidential Active Lifestyle Awards (PALA+) ceremony for 1,200 students with disabilities in Miami, Florida.

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Promoting Health Equity During Minority Health Month and Beyond

Fitness, Physical Activity | April, 29 2013

By: Michelle Kwan, Member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

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Minority Health Month 2013

Fitness, Nutrition, Physical Activity | April, 3 2013

By: J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health

Fifty years ago this year, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial about the truths deeply rooted in our country’s creed: freedom, equality, and opportunity.  “Now,” he declared, “is the time to make real the promises of democracy.”  Dr. King’s words lifted the crowd and electrified the nation – and today, we carry on the work of realizing his dream. 

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