By: Caitlin Cahow, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition member and Two-time Olympian, U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey
According to the latest research, healthy students are better learners. Across America, schools play an important role in shaping students’ attitudes about healthy eating and physical activity.
By: Shellie Y. Pfohl, Executive Director
As the buzzer sounds on another sizzling summer, kids across America are getting back in the game and gearing up for another school year. Now, instead of days filled with swimming, biking, climbing trees and playing, most kids will spend six to seven hours each day within school walls.
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.
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.
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.