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April - June 2014


Be Active Outside!

I Can Do It, You Can Do It, Let's Move!, PALA, President's Council | June, 25 2014

By: Shannon Feaster, PCFSN Deputy Executive Director

June is Great Outdoors Month, the perfect time to renew your commitment to creating active communities across America. According to the Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, youth need 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day to be healthy. When children are physically active, they achieve higher grades, record better attendance, and their classroom behavior improves. Put simply, active kids do better.

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Healthy Tips to Kick Off Your World Cup Viewing Party

Nutrition, Sports | June, 16 2014

By: PCFSN Communications

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is underway, which means the planning for your US men’s soccer viewing party might be underway, as well. If you want your viewing party to truly reach the caliber of the World Cup, try to maximize the nutrition of your finger foods without sacrificing taste. The tips and recipes below will help bring your viewing party to the next level and ensure that your guests stay healthy and happy throughout the big game.

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Masters athletes face unique physiological and nutritional challenges

Nutrition, Sports | June, 13 2014

By: Cornell McClellan, PCFSN Council Member

Regardless of age or level of ability, I am a firm believer that being healthy and fit should be a goal we all strive to achieve. For more than 30 years, I have coached and encouraged people of all backgrounds to take a holistic approach to personal wellness that enhances the mind, strengthens the body, and nurtures the spirit.

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Active Kids Do Better

Childhood Obesity, Fitness, Let's Move!, Physical Activity | June, 10 2014

By: Drew Brees, Co-Chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and NFL Quarterback

As we approach end of the school year for students across America, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition is raising awareness about the importance of physical activity and good nutrition for all kids before, during and after the school day. We know that ACTIVE KIDS DO BETTER! They perform better academically and tend to make better health choices into adulthood.

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Active Aging for Life

Physical Activity | May, 28 2014

By: Billie Jean King, PCFSN Council Member

May is Older Americans Month and, as a champion for active aging, I want to challenge all Americans to commit to a lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. At 70, I understand the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle and I know that exercise truly does matter! What better time than on National Senior Health and Fitness Day (May 28) to promote the idea of active aging?

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