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April - June 2013 - Physical Activity


Fathers, Families & Fitness

Fitness, Fitness Tips, Physical Activity | June, 11 2013

By: Cornell McClellan, Member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

As a personal trainer, I’ve always placed a priority on maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle. And, when I became a father and then a grandfather, I knew that I owed it to myself and my family to dedicate extra attention to the way I treated my personal health. My wellbeing was not just about me anymore; it was about the loved ones who would count on me to be there as a father, grandfather, husband and best friend.

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

Disability, Physical Activity | June, 6 2013

By: PCFSN Staff

The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and 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 more than 1,200 students with disabilities in Miami, Florida.

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Whole of School Approach to Physical Activity

Nutrition, Physical Activity, School | June, 4 2013

By: Harold W. Kohl, III, Ph.D., PCFSN Science Board Member

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently released a report entitled “Educating the Student Body:  Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School.”  With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the report committee was tasked with: 1) assessing the status of physical activity and physical education in schools; 2) reviewing the science behind the effects of physical activity on health, development and academic performance in youth; and 3) making recommendations appropriate with the scientific evidence.

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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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