Full Year 2015

#CookWithTheCouncil - Rachael's Autumn Harvest Chili!

Nutrition | October 2, 2015

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

The leaves are starting to change and the air is cooling. Fall is officially here! Our Council member and celebrity chef, Rachael Ray, has a great recipe from her Rachael Ray Show to heat you up on those chilly fall nights. Try Rachael’s perfectly named Autumn Harvest Chili!

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#CookWithTheCouncil - Dr. Ian’s Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Edamame Pesto!

Nutrition | September 25, 2015

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

Many of us love hearty Italian pasta dishes but they often are not the healthiest choice. However, with a few adjustments you can put a healthy spin on traditional Italian cooking. Physician and Council member Dr. Ian Smith has a delicious and nutrient-packed Italian-inspired recipe for you to try: Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Edamame Pesto.

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What’s your adventure? Active Aging Week Celebrations are Underway!

Physical Activity | September 23, 2015

By: Shellie Pfohl, PCFSN Executive Director

As September winds down and we have spent the month celebrating Healthy Aging Month, along with the first ever Go4Life Month, I want to take a moment to reflect on the idea of living your adventure. Live Your Adventure is this year’s theme for the International Council on Active Aging’s Active Aging Week, being celebrated this year from September 27 to October 3. This theme brings to mind some incredible experiences I had over the summer exploring ways that adults, especially those 50 years and older, can be active on a daily basis.

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#CookWithTheCouncil - Rachael's French Toast Cups with Fresh Fruit!

Nutrition | September 21, 2015

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

Not only is September Fruits and Veggies More Matters Month!, it’s also Whole Grains Month and National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month! Fueling our children with nutritious foods full of whole grains, fruits, and veggies, and encouraging them to live an active lifestyle, is the best way to help them maintain a healthy weight. This week we have a great kid-friendly recipe from celebrity chef and Council member Rachael Ray. Rachael would love for your family to try her French Toast Cups with Fresh Fruit.

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Kicking Off Athletes for Active Schools Week

Physical Activity, Physical Education | September 14, 2015

By: Alonzo Mourning, PCFSN Council Member and Athletes for Hope Founder

Today marks the start of Athletes for Active Schools Week. From September 14-18, athletes from across the country will rally together to support more physical activity and physical education (PE) in our nation’s schools. Many of us are shocked to find out the jarring reality of the current PE landscape. Did you know that only six states require PE in every grade? And did you know only three states require schools to provide the nationally recommended minutes per week of PE in elementary school and high school?

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