Council Resources

Elevate Health

Elevate Health is a publication of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition’s Science Board and managed by its Editorial Board. Each issue deals with a topic with current relevance to physical educators, sport coaches, registered dietitians and nutritionists, exercise, nutrition, sports medicine and public health practitioners, physicians, parents, school nutrition staff and professionals, school nurses, and students. This publication is made possible by a co-sponsorship agreement with Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, Department of Kinesiology.

The publication is sent out four times per year – please join our listserv if you wish to receive the newest issue directly in your inbox when it’s released! You’ll need the free Adobe Reader Exit Disclaimer or another PDF reader to open the issue. Past issues of Elevate Health will be available in the near future. For information and access to those issues, please contact us at

Elevate Health was formerly published by the President’s Council under the name “Research Digest” until 2013. Those issues will be available on the National Foundation on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition’s website in the near future. In the meantime, please contact us at with any questions regarding access to the past Research Digest issues.


2015 Elevate Health Issues

Fall 2015: Older Adults – Nutrition and Physical Activity Approaches to Improving Bone Health, Musculoskeletal Health, and Reducing Falls

June 2015: Injuries and Adverse Events in Sports Activities: Preventive Strategies for Young Athletes

March 2015: Healthy Nutrition: From Farm to Fork

2014 Elevate Health Issues

December 2014: Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Weight Gain

October 2014: A Focus and Pathway to Inclusive Physical Activity for People with Disabilities

September 2014: Special Edition - Sports for All: Summary of the Evidence of Psychological and Social Outcomes of Participation

June 2014: Masters Athletes: Competitive Sports and Sports Nutrition for Older Adults

March 2014: Room for Improvement: Americans' Dietary Patterns and Food Environment

Factsheets & Other Materials

Other Federal Resources

  • Bright Futures for Women's Health and Wellness Materials from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • is the federal government website for people with disabilities, their families, friends and the organizations that serve them.  The site connects you to important information about disability benefits, health care and housing programs, as well as tools and resources for students making the transition from high school to college or work.
  • Go4Life is an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH, is designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life. Motivating older adults to become physically active for the first time, return to exercise after a break in their routines, or build more exercise and physical activity into weekly routines are the essential elements of Go4Life.
  • myhealthfinder is a tool that provides personalized recommendations for preventive health services based on age, sex, and pregnancy status. These recommendations come from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the Bright Futures Guidelines, and the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Committee on Preventive Services for Women. Use the myhealthfinder tool to get a list of preventive services you may need this year. Then talk to your doctor or nurse to decide together which services are right for you based on your personal medical history and preferences.
  • State and Local Programs is a CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity website that provides resources for State Public Health Actions and High Obesity grantees (and other interested practitioners) to help advance strategies related to physical activity and nutrition issues.

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