By: President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN)
May 1st marks the start of the annual National Physical Fitness and Sports Month , led by the President’s Council on Fitness Sports and Nutrition. The month highlights the importance of healthy lifestyles, being physically active, and participating in your favorite sports.
By: Allyson Felix, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Member and Six-Time U.S. Olympic Track & Field Medalist
I can’t imagine growing up without sports and play. Moving my body – whether it was riding my bike with my brother Wes, shooting hoops, or playing tag at recess – seeded a lifelong love of physical fitness and the confidence to pursue my Olympic dreams.
By: Lieutenant General (Retired) Mark Hertling, Member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
Most people don’t start a long road trip without putting gas in the car. Yet, millions of parents send their children off every morning without ensuring they have had the equivalent of a full tank. We need to do a better job of fueling our children with a nutritious breakfast.
By: Allison Hoit, Senior Information Specialist & Coordinator, Inclusive Fitness Coalition, National Center on Health, Physical Activity & Disability and The Horne Family/The Pittman Family
Last Monday, April 6th, 2015, the First Family hosted the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. More than 35,000 people gathered on the South Lawn to join in the largest annual public event held at the White House. Keeping with tradition, the event featured sports and fitness zones, cooking demonstrations and Easter classics such as the egg roll and egg hunt. In celebration of the fifth year anniversary of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative, this year’s Egg Roll theme was “#GimmeFive”, challenging Americans across the country to #GimmeFive things they are doing to eat better, be more active, and lead a healthier life.
By: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP)
Every March, in recognition of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ National Nutrition Month®, communities and families across the country focus specifically on good nutrition. The 2015 theme, "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle," encourages everyone to adopt healthful eating and physical activity habits.