Formed in June 2007, the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee reviewed existing scientific literature to identify sufficient evidence to develop a comprehensive set of specific physical activity recommendations. The Committee prepared a Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Report in spring 2008 that documented the scientific background and rationale for the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The report was presented to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and published in June 2008. Public comment was solicited—you may view the comments submitted online and via email.
The Committee met 3 times to review and evaluate the scientific evidence relating physical activity to health outcomes for the general population and selected subgroups, such as youth, older adults, and persons with disabilities. Provided below are agendas and minutes for each meeting, as well as relevant announcements and the final Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Report.
Third Committee Meeting
The third meeting of the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee was held on February 28–29, 2008, at the Hubert H. Humphrey Building in Washington, DC.
Second Committee Meeting
The second Committee meeting was held December 6–7, 2007, at the Wilbur J. Cohen Auditorium in Washington, DC.
First Committee Meeting
The first Committee meeting was held June 28-29, 2007, at the Hubert H. Humphrey Building in Washington, DC.