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Don’t let a sports injury keep you out of the game, get covered today

Physical Activity, Sports | March 18, 2014

By: Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services

This week, as part of our final push to encourage as many Americans as possible to get covered ahead of the March 31st enrollment deadline, the Administration is launching an effort to reach college basketball fans young and old during March Madness – to remind them of the importance of having quality, affordable insurance.

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Celebrating National Nutrition Month this March

Let's Move!, National Nutrition Month | March 7, 2014

By: Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move!

To celebrate National Nutrition Month, make healthy eating fun this month! Challenge your family to try a new fruit or vegetable each week and involve the whole family in cooking new, healthy foods.

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Celebrating Let’s Move!: Ensuring Bright, Healthy Futures for America’s Youth

Childhood Obesity, Let's Move!, School, Youth | February 25, 2014

By: Shellie Y. Pfohl, Executive Director, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

Four years after First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let’s Move!, an initiative dedicated to ending the childhood obesity epidemic in America within a generation, we celebrate the tremendous progress that has been made to ensure that children grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.

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Passing the Torch, Blazing the Trail: National Girls & Women in Sports Day 2014

Physical Activity, Sports, Title IX | February 5, 2014

By: Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director, President’s Council on Fitness, Sport & Nutrition

Today, people from all 50 states will celebrate the 28th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day. This year’s theme, “Passing the Torch, Blazing the Trail,” is particularly pertinent because we are two days away from the Opening Ceremonies of the Sochi Olympics. More than 100 of our 230 winter Olympians traveling to Sochi are females; in London in 2012, the U.S. sent more female than male athletes to participate in the Games. In fact, many referred to London 2012 as “the Women’s Olympics,” because it was the first time that women competed in all of the same sports as men, for 302 total medal events.

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Presidential Youth Fitness Program Supports Active Schools Nationwide

Fitness, Physical Education | January 24, 2014

By: Jayne Greenberg, PCFSN member & District Director of Physical Education and Healthy Literacy for Miami-Dade County Public Schools

An ultimate goal for parents, school administrators, and community leaders is to foster healthy environments that enable the next generation to reach their greatest potential. This includes providing them with opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed both in the classroom and in life.

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