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Full Year 2014 - Sports


Healthy Tips to Kick Off Your World Cup Viewing Party

Nutrition, Sports | June, 16 2014

By: PCFSN Communications

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is underway, which means the planning for your US men’s soccer viewing party might be underway, as well. If you want your viewing party to truly reach the caliber of the World Cup, try to maximize the nutrition of your finger foods without sacrificing taste. The tips and recipes below will help bring your viewing party to the next level and ensure that your guests stay healthy and happy throughout the big game.

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Masters athletes face unique physiological and nutritional challenges

Nutrition, Sports | June, 13 2014

By: Cornell McClellan, PCFSN Council Member

Regardless of age or level of ability, I am a firm believer that being healthy and fit should be a goal we all strive to achieve. For more than 30 years, I have coached and encouraged people of all backgrounds to take a holistic approach to personal wellness that enhances the mind, strengthens the body, and nurtures the spirit.

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Don’t let a sports injury keep you out of the game, get covered today

Physical Activity, Sports | March, 18 2014

By: Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services

This week, as part of our final push to encourage as many Americans as possible to get covered ahead of the March 31st enrollment deadline, the Administration is launching an effort to reach college basketball fans young and old during March Madness – to remind them of the importance of having quality, affordable insurance.

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Passing the Torch, Blazing the Trail: National Girls & Women in Sports Day 2014

Physical Activity, Sports, Title IX | February, 5 2014

By: Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director, President’s Council on Fitness, Sport & Nutrition

Today, people from all 50 states will celebrate the 28th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day. This year’s theme, “Passing the Torch, Blazing the Trail,” is particularly pertinent because we are two days away from the Opening Ceremonies of the Sochi Olympics. More than 100 of our 230 winter Olympians traveling to Sochi are females; in London in 2012, the U.S. sent more female than male athletes to participate in the Games. In fact, many referred to London 2012 as “the Women’s Olympics,” because it was the first time that women competed in all of the same sports as men, for 302 total medal events.

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