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Health, the future, and that guy with the tacos

National Nutrition Month, Nutrition | March 22, 2017

By: Nancy E. Roman, President & CEO of the Capital Area Food Bank

That guy in the cool uniform making tacos is Vivek Murthy. If you don’t know Vivek, it so happens he’s the Surgeon General of the United States, and he has some strong thoughts about food. “What demands attention,” he says unequivocally, “is a fundamental building block of health that many are lacking: food.” In his mind, good food matters as much to health as new medications, new technologies, expanded insurance or improved quality of care.

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Spring into Wellness with the New PALA+ Program!

MyPlate, National Nutrition Month, Nutrition, Physical Activity | March 16, 2017

By: President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN)

This spring, the President’s Council is proud to launch a brand new version of the PALA+ program on SuperTracker, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s free online food and activity tracking tool. It furthers the program’s mission to help Americans of all ages and abilities move towards the latest recommendations from the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

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Register for the Third Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Meeting

Physical Activity | March 6, 2017

By: HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP)

The 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee will convene its third public meeting March 23, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET. You can attend the meeting online via videocast. Register today!

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Resolve to Get Fit in 2017 with Presidential Champions on SuperTracker!

Physical Activity | January 10, 2017

By: President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

A new year means a fresh start. It’s a new opportunity to reach for the goals you know will make you stronger – mentally and physically. This year, the Council’s Presidential Champions program is ready to take you from #0to60, keep you motivated, and on track to reach all of your physical activity goals. The program has a brand new look to celebrate the New Year and new features that allow you to earn your Presidential Champions awards on SuperTracker!

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