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President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

Research & Reports

Elevate Health (Formerly PCFSN Research Digest)

Elevate Health is a quarterly publication of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. Issues cover a range of topics that includes aspects of sports, physical activity and fitness, physical education, nutrition, and dietetics research. The goal of the publication is to present a balanced, research-to-practice, evidence-based analysis of the topic for educators, sports coaches, public health practitioners and students. Click here to view issues of Elevate Health and click here Exit Disclaimer for past issues of the Research Digests, and be sure to subscribe to the mailing list to be the first to know when new editions are released!

Guidelines for Physical Activity & Nutrition

Federal Reports & Plans


Statistics & Indicators

  • 2016 Shape of the Nation Exit Disclaimer: Provides a current picture of physical education in each state across the country.
  • 2014 State Indicator Report on Physical Activity: National and state-specific information around physical activity behavior, policy, and environmental supports are included.
  • U.S. Physical Activity Data and Statistics: Public health surveillance is the ongoing systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of outcome-specific data for use in planning, interpretation, and evaluation of public health practice. The latest facts, statistics and surveillance systems related to physical activity are provided.

From our blog

Physical Activity

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By President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition


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By President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition