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10,000 U.S. Schools are Moving More! Is Yours?

Let's Move!, Physical Activity, School | October 9, 2014

By: Dominique Dawes, Co-chair, President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

On February 28, 2013, First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let’s Move! Active Schools, a solution to ensure that 60 minutes of physical activity is the norm in schools across America. As co-chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, I am excited to share that just one school year later, Let’s Move! Active Schools is celebrating the milestone of reaching over 10,000 schools across 50 states and impacting more than 5 million students.

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Call To Action: Commit To Inclusion!

Disability, Fitness, Physical Activity | October 6, 2014

By: Dr. Jayne Greenberg, Member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

Many people don’t really focus on inclusion, and how such a simple word can make all the difference in the lives of millions of Americans.

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Active Kids Do Better

Childhood Obesity, Fitness, Let's Move!, Physical Activity | June 10, 2014

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.

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Active Aging for Life

Physical Activity | May 28, 2014

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?

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Be Active Your Way for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Physical Activity | May 5, 2014

By: Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director, President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

At 14, I never would have guessed that setting the volleyball, swinging the softball bat, or biking around the park could mean so much. Back then, just playing on a team with my peers was its own reward. Now, though, I can confidently look back and say those youth sports experiences, whether I hit a double or struck out swinging, helped to shape me into the person I’ve become — an athlete and achiever for life.

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