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.
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.
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.
By: Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director of President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
North Carolina is known for its rich agricultural history. Eastern North Carolina, in particular, remains steeped in the rural traditions that have built a long-standing relationship with good food, agriculture, land and cultural identity. While across America, there is a widespread belief that young people are becoming more and more disconnected from the traditions, in a recent trip to Goldsboro, NC, it was refreshing to see that notion dissolve into a myth. I had the opportunity to visit with several young folks who are determined to keep those traditions alive and thriving.