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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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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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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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