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January - March 2013 - Youth


Miami-Dade County Public Schools Supports Let's Move! Active Schools

Childhood Obesity, Physical Education, Youth | March, 26 2013

By: PCFSN Staff

When First Lady Michelle Obama launched the Let’s Move! Active Schools program in late February, she challenged all teachers, parents and school administrators to help bring physical activity back into our children’s schools. This call was not lost on Dr. Jayne Greenberg, member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.

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60 Minutes or More a Day, Where Kids Live, Learn, and Play

Physical Activity, Science Board, Youth | March, 8 2013

By: Karin Allor Pfeiffer, Ph.D., FACSM, Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and faculty in the Center for Physical Activity and Health at Michigan State University, Member of the PCFSN Science Board, and Subcommittee Member of the Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report

In 2008, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the first-ever Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAG), which describes the amount and types of physical activity Americans need for overall health and well-being. To mark the fifth anniversary of the PAG, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition convened a subcommittee of experts to conduct a mid-term review of effective interventions that promote physical activity opportunities for youth ages 3-17.

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Let's Move! Active Schools

Childhood Obesity, Let's Move!, Physical Activity, Physical Education, School, Youth | February, 28 2013

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

When I think back to my childhood years, I’m reminded of how fortunate I am to have grown up in a community that placed such a great emphasis on engaging in regular physical activity. I didn’t know it at the time, but when I was tumbling at the age of 6, I was doing more than just having a good time – I was also creating healthy habits that will benefit my health and well-being for a lifetime.

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Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Fitness, Sports, Youth | February, 6 2013

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

Today is National Girls and Women in Sports Day! Each year, this observance provides us with a tremendous opportunity to help get more girls in the game, and make a significant investment in the future of our Nation. I am proud to serve as co-chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and sound the alarm about the importance of ensuring equitable physical activity opportunities for all Americans.

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Sarah Egan's Story: More Than a Team

Fitness, Sports, Youth | February, 5 2013

By: Sarah Egan, Teacher & Coach, Benjamin Franklin Middle School

Come to the blacktop at my middle school and hang out for a couple of hours. You’ll get a sense of what 12-to-14-yearolds like and how they act. For them this is the center of the world.

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