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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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Celebrating Physical Fitness for All

Childhood Obesity, Fitness, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month | May, 30 2013

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

Fitness is a word that means something different to everyone. For some, it’s a necessity. A prerequisite for health and wellbeing. For others, it’s a journey. A work in progress. An aspiration. An opportunity.

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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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