This week, we would like to spread the word about a couple of events that may be of interest to our readers:

CDC Webinar: Measurement of Active and Sedentary Behaviors “Closing the Gaps in Self-Report Methods” Slides are now available from this webinar.

This six-part webinar will provide: – An overview of physical activity as a multidimensional health behavior – An in-depth review of methods to measure active and sedentary behaviors by self-report – An exploration of important issues when assessing physical activity in diverse populations

National Physical Activity Plan

“Reducing Liability Concerns and Getting Kids Active through Safe Routes to School (SRTS)”

August 11, 2010 1pm EST

Registration is free.…


As the Executive Director of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition I am profoundly aware of the importance of making physical activity and nutrition accessible and affordable for all Americans, especially children. This is a multifaceted problem, and I’ll address several dimensions of this issue in this discussion. …

This week we highlight some current news articles regarding physical activity as a family event.

Family Workouts Establish Bonds (source: Wisconsin Rapids Tribune) Article discusses the added benefit of relationship building that can come from participating in physical activity as a family.

Family Fitness Challenge: How to have a fun, active summer (source: USA Today) Article discusses ways for families to be active together this summer with six weekly activities.…


There is nothing more discouraging to a young athlete than an injury. Keeping young athletes safe is critical to fostering enjoyment from sports and developing a lifelong active lifestyle.

Many children and youths participate in organized athletics, either through school or community leagues. These athletes can be challenged both physically and mentally from this activity and may formulate lifelong relationships with organized sports.…