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#CookWithTheCouncil - Misty Copeland's Black Bean Soup and Shrimp!

Nutrition | January 13, 2016

By: President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

Looking for something to warm you up on a cold winter day? If you meet your daily quota for coffee or tea, try warming yourself up with a hot bowl of fresh soup. Council member Misty Copeland has shared her favorite black bean soup and shrimp recipe for those cold winter evenings.

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Inspire a Healthier Community through Service for MLK Day of Service

Fitness, Nutrition | January 11, 2016

By: President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President's national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. On this day our country pays tribute to Dr. King by taking on service activities that empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community." The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition encourages you to answer the call to serve next Monday on MLK Day.

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New Dietary Guidelines Support Healthy Choices for All Americans

Nutrition | January 7, 2016

By: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services & U.S. Department of Agriculture

We know that a lifetime of healthy eating helps to prevent chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and Type 2 diabetes. The Dietary Guidelines provides a clear path for the general public, as well as policy makers and health professionals and others who reach the public, to help Americans make healthy choices, informed by a thoughtful, critical, and transparent review of the scientific evidence on nutrition.

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Make 2016 Your Healthiest Year Yet!

Nutrition, Physical Activity | January 4, 2016

By: Cornell McClellan, Member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

Now is the perfect time to reflect on your successes and challenges from last year, and set new goals to guide you in 2016! This year, consider setting goals to keep you healthy and fit for years to come. After all, a healthy lifestyle is a goal that we all can strive for and attain, regardless of age or ability level. With the right tools and information, you will be better prepared to increase or maintain your level of fitness and make a commitment to doing it!

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