PCSFN

The President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition (PCSFN) is a federal advisory committee that aims to promote healthy eating and physical activity for all Americans, regardless of background or ability.

#MoveInMay to Celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Since 1983, each President has proclaimed May as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month to promote the importance of physical activity, physical fitness, and sports participation. Like his predecessors, President Biden issued a Presidential proclamation celebrating this annual event, observing that “Fitness and sports are not only good for our physical health, they also improve the quality of our lives overall...

Announcing the Newly Selected Members of the 2022 President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board!

Today, ODPHP is excited to announce the members of the 2022 President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board. This group of scientific experts will help support the development of the Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report on older adults. The members of the 2022 President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board are: Barbara J...

Reflections on the 2020–2021 PCSFN Science Board

President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition

The 2020–2021 Science Board was recruited to support the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition in its understanding of the science of youth sports as part of the implementation of the National Youth Sports Strategy. When we began our work in January 2020, we had no idea that the youth sports system would undergo such disruption because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This interruption brought the disparities in youth sports access and participation into the spotlight, underscoring the importance of working toward the National Youth Sports Strategy vision: that one day, all youth will have the opportunity, motivation, and access to play sports.