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: 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: Chris Paul, Point Guard for the Los Angeles Clippers and Member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition
Making healthy choices is essential for me to function at the highest level, whether I’m on the road for a game or at home with my family. March is National Nutrition Month and is a great reminder for us all to incorporate healthy eating into our daily lives.
By: Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director, President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
As I look back on 2012, I am amazed and proud of all that we have accomplished at the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN). It was a year of significant progress toward our mission to engage, educate, and empower all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition.