By: Michelle Kwan, Member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition
By: J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health
Fifty years ago this year, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial about the truths deeply rooted in our country’s creed: freedom, equality, and opportunity. “Now,” he declared, “is the time to make real the promises of democracy.” Dr. King’s words lifted the crowd and electrified the nation – and today, we carry on the work of realizing his dream.
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.
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.