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National Bike to School Day: Roadmap to Riding

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Physical Activity | May 9, 2017

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

Tomorrow is National Bike to School Day, a great way to stay active during National Physical Fitness & Sports Month and a fun opportunity to show us how you #MoveInMay! Organized by the National Center for Safe Routes to School, tens of thousands of students, families, school and community leaders will be pedaling to celebrate the many health, social, and environmental benefits of biking to school.

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#MoveInMay for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month!

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Physical Activity | April 28, 2017

By: Shannon Feaster, Deputy Executive Director, President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

Each year, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition encourages all Americans to #MoveInMay. Why? Because it’s National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and what better time to focus on being active and becoming a healthier you!

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CDC Draws Attention to Youth Concussion Risks, Offers Training and Resources

Physical Activity | April 11, 2017

By: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Injury Center

As an A-student and star soccer player, Sarah was used to hard work. However, after she sustained a concussion while playing a varsity soccer game during her freshman year in high school, she found herself challenged in ways she had never expected.

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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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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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