For Immediate Release
December 9, 2011
Contact: Shannon Feaster
Miami-Dade's Dr. Jayne Greenberg appointed to President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition
Washington, D.C. — Dr. Jayne D. Greenberg of Miami-Dade County Public Schools was sworn in by Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as a member the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) today. President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint Dr. Greenberg to serve on the President's Council on October 17, 2011.
Dr. Greenberg is the District Director of Physical Education and Health Literacy for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Previously, she served as Special Advisor on Youth Fitness to the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and as President of the Florida Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, and Driver Education. Dr. Greenberg assisted HHS in developing the I Can Do It, You Can Do It Program, addressing physical activity for youth with disabilities. Dr. Greenberg has published a book, "Developing School Site Wellness Centers", written numerous articles, and co-authored a professional text.
In 2009, Dr. Greenberg received the Point of Light Award by the Governor of Florida and was appointed to the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness. In 2005 she was named the National Physical Education Administrator of the Year by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education and received Highest Recognition Award by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Dr. Greenberg has a B.S. in Physical Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; an M.S. in Sports Psychology from Florida International University; and an Ed.D. in Instructional Leadership in Physical Education from Florida International University.
PCFSN is a committee of volunteer citizens who advise the President through the Secretary of HHS about opportunities to develop accessible, affordable and sustainable physical activity, sports and nutrition programs. PCFSN administers the President's Challenge Physical Activity and Fitness Awards program which encourages Americans to make regular physical activity and good nutrition part of their daily lives. PCFSN is co-chaired by NFL Quarterback Drew Brees and Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes. For more information, visit www.fitness.gov.