June 2019

OASH Announces Intent to Reinstate the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board

ADM Brett P. Giroir, M.D.

First established during the George W. Bush Administration, the science board is a subcommittee of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition (PCSFN), comprised of leading academic experts in the fields of physical activity, sports, kinesiology, nutrition and related fields. In the 13 years since its inception, over 60 Science Board members have served as a valuable resource to the PCSFN. The Science Board will help inform our efforts to increase physical activity and youth sports participation in order to help children and teens get 60 minutes of physical activity each day, as is recommended by the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Releases Updated Recommendation on Weight Loss to Prevent Obesity-Related Mortality in Adults

By Iris Mabry-Hernandez, MD, MPH, AHRQ Physician and Don Wright, MD, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Weight management is a priority for agencies across the federal government, state governments, communities, and the health care sector. Nearly 40 percent of U.S. adults have obesity, which increases their risk for serious diseases — including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and many cancers...