Guest Post from Retired NFL Football Player, Langston Moore

From the time I was born 30+ years ago, I’ve always been attached with the “big” moniker. Growing up in Charleston, South Carolina there was nothing wrong with being another “big ole boy” – especially in the land of fabulous food, sugary teas, and of course never needing an excuse to celebrate with food.…

Blog submitted by IHRSA

In a recent essay titled, “The Tribe Or The Person,” famed marketing guru, Seth Godin, asks, “are you trying to change an individual or are you trying to incite/inspire/redirect the tribe?”

The question is critical for any change agent, according to Godin, and the two answers should lead to very different approaches.…

By YMCA

New data indicating a decline in childhood obesity among preschoolers is good news – but there is still a lot of work to be done. September is “Child Obesity Awareness Month.” Let’s work together to raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of the No. 1 health concern facing American parents.…

By PCFSN

Written by: J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health

 

Cross-posted from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition blog

 

Fitness is a word that means something different to everyone.  For some, it’s a necessity.  A prerequisite for health and wellbeing.  For others, it’s a journey. …

Changing our policies, systems, and environment plays an important role in improving health. Earn free continuing education credit for learning how one community is implementing and evaluating a system-wide approach to reducing childhood obesity in this first-ever Healthy People eLearning lesson:

Defining Success in a Systems Approach: The San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative

You can earn free continuing education credit while learning about:

Healthy People 2020 and the Leading Health Indicators (LHI), particularly the LHI topic of Nutrition, Physical Activity, & Obesity; Determinants of childhood obesity; Processes involved in collective impact, or large-scale social change; and Measures to evaluate policy, system, and environmental change related to nutrition and physical activity.…

Cross-posted from the President’s Council of Fitness, Sports and Nutrition blog.

By: Karin Allor Pfeiffer, PhD, FACSM, Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and faculty in the Center for Physical Activity and Health at Michigan State University, Member of the PCFSN Science Board, and Subcommittee Member of the Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report

In 2008, the U.S.…

By NCHPAD

On January 24, 2013, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a Dear Colleague Letter clarifying school’s obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to provide extracurricular athletic opportunities for students with disabilites. The guidance creates a clear roadmap for how schools can integrate students with disabilities into mainstream athletic programs and create adapted programs for students with disabilities.…

We know childhood and adolescence is a period when regular physical activity is critical for healthy growth and development, but today America’s youth are less active than ever before.

This Friday, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition (PCFSN) will release the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth at the Partnership for a Healthier America Summit in Washington, D.C.…

By ACSM

It has been two years since First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative prompted families, individuals and organizations to take their health into their own hands. The campaign has given American families the motivation to live a healthier life through physical activity and nutrition, and continue the fight against childhood obesity.…