By: Julie Ewart , Director of Communications and Outreach for the Great Lakes Region of the U.S. Department of Education
Everyone wants healthy school environments, but limited funding, space and time can challenge robust plans. The Healthy Schools Campaign has helped some Chicago schools build innovative partnerships and strong parental support to work around those issues, and U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD, got a taste of the results during a recent visit to Chicago’s Nathanael Greene Elementary School.
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.
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.
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.