About the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition

Since 1956, the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition (PCSFN) has played an important role in educating Americans about the benefits of physical activity and healthy eating. The Council consists of athletes, physicians, fitness professionals, and entrepreneurs who are appointed by the President and serve in an advisory capacity through the Secretary of Health and Human Services. 

Some of PCSFN’s activities include:

  • Recognizing individuals and organizations who have advanced the field of physical activity, sports, or nutrition promotion
  • Sponsoring National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, a National Health Observance intended to inspire Americans to get active
  • Partnering with the National Fitness Foundation, which was established to support PCSFN’s mission
  • Working with the PCSFN Science Board to elevate scientific research related to youth sports, and promote the National Youth Sports Strategy

Through partnerships with the public, private, and non-profit sectors, the Council promotes programs and initiatives that motivate people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to lead active, healthy lives.