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Get Cooking this National Chili Month!

Nutrition | October 20, 2016

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

It’s certainly no secret that a bubbling pot of homemade chili can fill your autumn kitchen with amazing aromas—and gourmet goodness. October is National Chili Month, and this humble bowl of deliciousness deserves to be celebrated. After all, chili is not only one of America’s favorite foods; it’s one of our oldest and healthiest.

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Take the First Step to Fitness by Joining the Surgeon General in the #StepItUpUSA Challenge!

Fitness, Physical Activity | October 12, 2016

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

Temps cooling? Check. Leaves changing? Check. Feet walking? Check! The start of fall is the perfect time to recommit to being fit. Welcome to Walk-Tober! Time to start—or restart—a daily walking routine.

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Think Nutrition as High School Students Return to School

MyPlate, Nutrition | September 15, 2016

By: Corey Holland, RD, Nutritionist Consultant, USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion and Maya E. Maroto, EdD, MPH, RD, Nutritionist, Child Nutrition Programs, USDA Food and Nutrition Service

The start of the school year is a great time to get high school students thinking about the nutrition and physical activity choices they make. USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) and Team Nutrition have a variety of resources available to support high school educators as they guide students on their path to good health.

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The Fastest Way to Living Healthy Starts Right Now. Let's go from #0to60 every day!

Nutrition, Physical Activity | August 31, 2016

By: Dominique Dawes, Co-Chair, President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

I am thrilled to share that the #0to60 Campaign is officially live! A collaborative effort between the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and the National Foundation on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, #0to60 aims to empower Americans of all ages to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. We teamed up with First Lady Michelle Obama and Funny Or Die star, Nick Offerman, to unveil a new #0to60 App, mobile-ready website, and “History of Exercise” video!

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Happy 60th Anniversary to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition!

President's Council | July 15, 2016

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

Sixty years ago, President Dwight D. Eisenhower made a commitment to the health and well-being of our nation. On July 16, 1956, he established the President’s Council on Youth Fitness. Recognizing that our nation’s youth were not fit to serve in the military, compared to our European counterparts, the Council was formed to ensure that youth were fit and active.

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