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Full Year 2013 - School


Reach Your Goals: Start with a Healthy Breakfast

MyPlate, Nutrition, School | August, 29 2013

By: Dominique Dawes, PCFSN Co-Chair and Three-time Olympic Gymnast

At a very early age, I learned about the value of healthy eating. By the time I was 11 years old and training daily as a gymnast, I knew that eating right would help me achieve my goals. The goals I had for health, athletics, and academic performance were all tied to eating nutritious foods, and that started with breakfast. As an adult, I’ve maintained goals for fitness and health and that’s why I make sure to start each morning with a healthy breakfast.

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Whole of School Approach to Physical Activity

Nutrition, Physical Activity, School | June, 4 2013

By: Harold W. Kohl, III, Ph.D., PCFSN Science Board Member

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently released a report entitled “Educating the Student Body:  Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School.”  With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the report committee was tasked with: 1) assessing the status of physical activity and physical education in schools; 2) reviewing the science behind the effects of physical activity on health, development and academic performance in youth; and 3) making recommendations appropriate with the scientific evidence.

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PCFSN Announces Expansion of I Can Do It, You Can Do It!

Disability, School, Youth | May, 24 2013

By: PCFSN Communications

The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition announced phase two of the I Can Do It, You Can Do It! (ICDI) program at a Presidential Active Lifestyle Awards (PALA+) ceremony for 1,200 students with disabilities in Miami, Florida.

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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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