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President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

Research & Reports

Elevate Health (Formerly PCFSN Research Digest)

Elevate Health is a quarterly publication of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. Issues cover a range of topics that includes aspects of sports, physical activity and fitness, physical education, nutrition, and dietetics research. The goal of the publication is to present a balanced, research-to-practice, evidence-based analysis of the topic for educators, sports coaches, public health practitioners and students. Click here to view issues of Elevate Health and past issues of the Research Digests, and be sure to subscribe to the mailing list to be the first to know when new editions are released!

Guidelines for Physical Activity & Nutrition

Federal Reports & Plans


Statistics & Indicators

  • 2016 Shape of the Nation Exit Disclaimer: Provides a current picture of physical education in each state across the country.
  • State Indicator Report on Physical Activity: National and state-specific information around physical activity behavior, policy, and environmental supports are included.
  • U.S. Physical Activity Statistics: Physical activity data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System captures responses to physical activity questions that measure a person's physical activity in leisure-time, household, and transportation.

From our blog


#CookWithTheCouncil - Dan Barber’s Grilled Apricots!

By President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition


#CookWithTheCouncil - LTG (ret.) Hertling’s Fresh Lemon Basil & Tomato Bruschetta

By President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition