The National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP) acts as a comprehensive roadmap facilitating widespread achievement of the Physical Activity Guidelines. The latest version of the NPAP, updated in 2016, includes overarching priorities which serve to guide the direction of the plan, and the field, moving forward. One of these overarching priorities is to support the development and implementation of comprehensive physical activity strategic plans at state, regional, and community levels. This post discusses state-based physical activity plans.
April 27, 2017 | 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET | Register Now

Register for the third meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 (Committee).

The Committee will discuss:

The development of the Nation’s health promotion and disease prevention objectives Recommendations for the Healthy People 2030 mission, vision, framework, and organizational structure

Be a part of the Healthy People 2030 development process.…

If you ask Mark LoMurray what he likes most about his job, he doesn’t have to think about it much. “Watching young people find their voice,” he says, “sometimes in as little as 3 or 4 hours. We often have kids who can barely say their name at the beginning of an activity, and by the end they’re standing up presenting ideas that they’re proud of. It’s just really amazing to watch that happen.”
There is confusion among many Americans, particularly women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and parents and caregivers of young children, regarding seafood consumption. You can help to clear up confusion and encourage patients and clients—particularly women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and parents and caregivers of young children—to include seafood as part of an overall healthy eating pattern.

The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition announced this morning that the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA+) is now officially integrated into SuperTracker, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s free online food and activity tracking tool. For health educators and professionals, this means your students, patients, and clients have the ability to log individual food items and physical activities into their SuperTracker profile in order to complete the PALA+ program.…

The Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee is composed of 17 nationally recognized experts in the fields of physical activity and health. Today, we are highlighting Dr. David Marquez, Director of the Exercise Psychology Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago. On the Committee, Dr. Marquez serves as a member of the Brain Health and Promotion of Physical Activity Subcommittees.

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March 24, 2017, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET  |  Register Now

We’re pleased to invite you to join the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, PFCC partners, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a webinar about health care-associated infections (HAIs).…

It’s March — and that means it’s National Nutrition Month®!

Every year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsors this nutrition education campaign, giving health professionals nationwide the opportunity to share messages about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. This year’s theme, “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” serves as a reminder that everyone holds the tools to make healthier food choices.…

The Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee is composed of 17 nationally recognized experts in the fields of physical activity and health. Today, we are highlighting Dr. Linda Pescatello, Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. On the Committee, Dr. Pescatello serves as the as a member of the Cardiometabolic Health and Weight Management and Individuals with Chronic Conditions Subcommittees.
March 23, 2017 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET | Register Now

The burden of mental illness in the United States is among the highest of all diseases, and mental disorders are among the most common causes of disability. Mental health is essential to a person’s well-being, healthy family and interpersonal relationships, and the ability to live a full and productive life.…