By: Shannon Feaster, PCFSN Deputy Executive Director
June is Great Outdoors Month, the perfect time to renew your commitment to creating active communities across America. According to the Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, youth need 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day to be healthy. When children are physically active, they achieve higher grades, record better attendance, and their classroom behavior improves. Put simply, active kids do better.
By: PCFSN Communications
The 2014 FIFA World Cup is underway, which means the planning for your US men’s soccer viewing party might be underway, as well.
If you want your viewing party to truly reach the caliber of the World Cup, try to maximize the nutrition of your finger foods without sacrificing taste. The tips and recipes below will help bring your viewing party to the next level and ensure that your guests stay healthy and happy throughout the big game.
By: Cornell McClellan, PCFSN Council Member
Regardless of age or level of ability, I am a firm believer that being healthy and fit should be a goal we all strive to achieve. For more than 30 years, I have coached and encouraged people of all backgrounds to take a holistic approach to personal wellness that enhances the mind, strengthens the body, and nurtures the spirit.
By: Drew Brees, Co-Chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and NFL Quarterback
As we approach end of the school year for students across America, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition is raising awareness about the importance of physical activity and good nutrition for all kids before, during and after the school day. We know that ACTIVE KIDS DO BETTER! They perform better academically and tend to make better health choices into adulthood.
By: Billie Jean King, PCFSN Council Member
May is Older Americans Month and, as a champion for active aging, I want to challenge all Americans to commit to a lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. At 70, I understand the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle and I know that exercise truly does matter! What better time than on National Senior Health and Fitness Day (May 28) to promote the idea of active aging?