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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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Make your Fourth of July Barbeque the Best Yet!

Nutrition, Physical Activity | July 1, 2016

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

July 4th is a wonderful time to celebrate friends, family, food, and fun! Many turn to pre-made chips, dips, and sauces when it’s time to eat, but there are even more delicious and healthy choices out there. Whether you enjoy barbecuing in the backyard or at a local park, try bringing some of these fresh foods and activities to this year’s celebration.

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Summer Meals: Fueling Children and Teens to Reach Their Highest Potential

Nutrition | June 27, 2016

By: Kevin Concannon, Under Secretary, Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, USDA

At USDA we’ve long recognized summer as a vulnerable time for kids and have been focused on closing the food security gap that occurs during the months when school is out of session. Since 2009, more than 1.2 billion meals have been served through the Summer Meal Programs, fueling kids and teens throughout the summer and helping to ensure they are healthy and ready to learn when the school year begins.

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MyPlate Turns Five! Celebrating New Resources in 2016

MyPlate, Nutrition | June 22, 2016

By: Corey Holland, RD, Nutritionist Consultant, USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Since MyPlate’s debut in 2011, the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) has expanded and improved upon outreach efforts, continuously offering new resources and tools. This year is no exception, with the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the MyPlate, MyWins campaign released simultaneously in January 2016. Let’s explore what else is in store!

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Go from #0to60 for Men’s Health Month!

Nutrition, Physical Activity | June 17, 2016

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

June is the start of summer, the celebration of Father’s Day, and when our nation honors Men’s Health Month! Men’s Health Month aims to bring awareness to health conditions that men are most at risk for and also encourage early detection and prevention of these conditions.

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