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Shining a Spotlight on Mental Health This World Health Day

Nutrition, Physical Activity | April 7, 2017

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

In honor of World Health day the Council is joining a conversation about mental health and depression. The World Health Organization (WHO) established World Health Day as the annual celebration of its founding in 1948. This year, WHO puts the full weight of this global platform behind efforts to diagnose, treat, and prevent one of the world’s most consequential maladies: depression.

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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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