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PCFSN Kicks Off National Physical Fitness and Sports Month With Annual Council Meeting & Let's Move! Active Schools Webinar

Fitness, Let's Move!, Nutrition | May, 01 2013

By: PCFSN Communications

Today, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) celebrates the start of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month! PCFSN will hold its annual Council meeting on May 7, 2013 in Washington, D.C. to discuss current programs and progress as well as upcoming priorities. The meeting will take place at the Hubert H. Humphrey Building (200 Independence Avenue, SW - The Great Hall) from 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM ET.  During the meeting, the Council will also honor five Lifetime Achievement Award winners who have greatly contributed to the advancement of physical activity, sports, or nutrition programs and initiatives nationwide.

The public is welcome to attend the annual Council meeting, which will be moderated by Dominique Dawes, co-chair of the Council and three-time Olympic gymnast, and Shellie Pfohl, executive director of the Council. Other Council members in attendance will include NASCAR driver Carl Edwards, tennis legend and women’s rights advocate Billie Jean King, and the First Family’s personal trainer Cornell McClellan. Council members will provide an update on current initiatives, discuss upcoming priorities, honor recipients of the PCFSN Lifetime Achievement Awards, and highlight youth who have made physical activity an important part of their lives. 

If you would like to attend the Council meeting, please RSVP including your first, middle and last name and your email address to rsvp.fitness@hhs.gov by 6:00 PM ET on Thursday, May 2nd. The meeting will also be webcast live at www.hhs.gov/live if you are unable to attend in person.

In addition to the meeting, PCFSN members will participate in a community event at an area school in Washington, D.C. on May 6, 2013 at 1:00 PM ET. The Council has partnered with Discovery Education and DC Public Schools to conduct a unique live webcast from the Capitol Hill Montessori School on the new Let's Move! Active Schools initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama.  Join the President’s Council for this one-hour webcast to learn about the resources and opportunities that are now available to increase physical activity for students throughout the school day. 

The webcast will be led by Dawes, and will feature a physical activity break led by Allyson Felix, PCFSN member and three-time Olympic track & field champion. Students will also engage in an interactive Q&A session with PCFSN members, including Billie Jean King, tennis legend and women’s rights advocate. Please register for the webcast here and learn how you can be a champion for a school in your community at www.letsmoveschools.org!

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