?>
Category:
Program / President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA+)

PALA+, a program of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, promotes physical activity and good nutrition, because it takes both to lead a healthy lifestyle. Start the eight-week program to help you maintain or improve your health. It's a great way to help manage and reach your health goals. Anyone age 6 and older can sign up for PALA+.

Participation in PALA+ is one way to move toward the recommendations in the latest Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and Dietary Guidelines for Americans. PALA+ can help you:

  • Develop a commitment to regular physical activity
  • Move toward a healthier eating pattern
  • Set realistic goals to encourage good physical activity and healthy eating habits for a lifetime
  • Track your progress in a fun, interactive way using SuperTracker’s Physical Activity Tracker and Food Tracker

The latest PALA+ update was released in March 2017. The PALA+ healthy eating goals have been refreshed to reflect new guidance from the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The program completion requirements have also been updated to allow users to make incremental progress at their own pace towards healthy eating goals that they select and the physical activity goals based on their age.

PALA+ on SuperTracker

PALA+ is now on SuperTracker, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's free online food and activity tracking tool. For the first time, PALA+ participants will have the ability to log individual food items and physical activities on their SuperTracker profile to achieve the program’s goals. Sign up for an eight-week PALA+ program on SuperTracker today: https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/PalaPlus.aspx

PALA+ Paper Log

The PALA+ program can also be completed anytime, anywhere by using our paper log! This version of PALA+ has also been updated and reaching your program goals will earn you the PALA+ award. Use this hard copy log to track your progress. You can download the paper log at any time: https://www.fitness.gov/pdfs/pala-plus.pdf

 

Click below for more information about the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA+) and how to participate in the program on SuperTracker or via the paper log.

Hide
Schools / Presidential Youth Fitness Program
Presidential Youth Fitness Program

Remember the fitness test from gym class in elementary school? Well, good news; it's new and improved!

The Presidential Youth Fitness Program is the national fitness education and assessment program that offers Presidential recognition to schools and students. The program provides a model to help schools achieve excellence in physical education through quality fitness education and assessment practices. 

Ensure your kids are fit for life. Click below to see how your local school can get Presidential Youth Fitness Program tools and resources. 

Hide
Schools / Lets Move! Active Schools
Active Kids Do Better with Active Schools

Let's Move! Active Schools is a physical activity and physical education solution to ensure 60 minutes of physical activity is the new norm for schools. Launched by former First Lady Michelle Obama and powered by a national collaborative of leading health, education and private sector organizations, Active Schools helps schools develop a culture in which physical activity and physical education are foundational to academic success. 

Help your school become an Active School! Click below to learn more.

 

Hide
Community / President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
Physical Activity & Nutrition Resources for the Military Community

Did you know concerns about the lacking physical fitness of military draftees was a contributing factor to the formation of what is known today as the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition? It’s true!

These concerns and numerous published research articles in the mid-1950s detailing striking results about the poor state of youth fitness in America and relative to their European counterparts sounded an alarm. It was the subject of the June 1956 President’s Conference on Fitness of American at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. One month later, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued Executive Order 10673 creating the President’s Council on Youth Fitness at the cabinet-level. The Council was to be a facilitator and promoter to enhance the fitness of American youth and focused on creating public awareness and programs.

Sixty years later, our concern is not only for the physical fitness of military recruits, but for the overall health and wellness of the entire military community. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition’s website features a collection of resources for service members, veterans, and their families to receive information on programs related to physical activity and nutrition.

Some featured physical activity and nutrition resources include:
    • 5210 Healthy Military Children U.S. Department of Defense & Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at The Pennsylvania State University
    • Military OneSource:  Website & Call Center – U.S. Department of Defense
    • Morale, Welfare and Recreation Programs:  Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, NavyU.S. Armed Forces
    • Performance TriadU.S. Army
    • VA Adaptive Sport ProgramU.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
    • YMCA | DOD Military Outreach InitiativeThe Y & U.S. Department of Defense

And many more! Click below to see the full list of featured physical activity and nutrition resources for the military community!
 

Hide
Community / Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program
Sport for All, Play for Life: A Playbook to Get Every Kid in the Game

Over two years, Project Play convened 300+ thought leaders in a series of roundtables, identifying ways to get and keep all children through age 12 active through sports. This 50-page report, released in January 2015, aggregates the eight most promising strategies for the eight sectors that touch the lives of children. Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Sport for All, Play for Life: A Playbook to Get Every Kid in the Game is a unifying document, collecting in one place the best opportunities for stakeholders—from sport leaders to mayors, parents to policymakers—to work together to grow access to an early, positive sport experience. 

Hide
Program / President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
I Can Do It, You Can Do It!

I Can Do It, You Can Do It! is a health promotion program designed to ensure all Americans, regardless of ability, are healthy and active. This national program facilitates increased access and opportunities for children and adults with disability to participate in regular activity, learn about good nutrition, and earn a Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA+).

The program offers a free ‘how-to’ manual as well as technical assistance to help stakeholders in K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and other community-based entities engage and empower individuals with disability to be healthy and active.

Click below to learn more about I Can Do It, You Can Do It!

Hide
Program / President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA+)

PALA+, a program of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, promotes physical activity and good nutrition, because it takes both to lead a healthy lifestyle. Start the eight-week program to help you maintain or improve your health. It's a great way to help manage and reach your health goals. Anyone age 6 and older can sign up for PALA+.

Participation in PALA+ is one way to move toward the recommendations in the latest Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and Dietary Guidelines for Americans. PALA+ can help you:

  • Develop a commitment to regular physical activity
  • Move toward a healthier eating pattern
  • Set realistic goals to encourage good physical activity and healthy eating habits for a lifetime
  • Track your progress in a fun, interactive way using SuperTracker’s Physical Activity Tracker and Food Tracker

The latest PALA+ update was released in March 2017. The PALA+ healthy eating goals have been refreshed to reflect new guidance from the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The program completion requirements have also been updated to allow users to make incremental progress at their own pace towards healthy eating goals that they select and the physical activity goals based on their age.

PALA+ on SuperTracker

PALA+ is now on SuperTracker, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's free online food and activity tracking tool. For the first time, PALA+ participants will have the ability to log individual food items and physical activities on their SuperTracker profile to achieve the program’s goals. Sign up for an eight-week PALA+ program on SuperTracker today: https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/PalaPlus.aspx

PALA+ Paper Log

The PALA+ program can also be completed anytime, anywhere by using our paper log! This version of PALA+ has also been updated and reaching your program goals will earn you the PALA+ award. Use this hard copy log to track your progress. You can download the paper log at any time: https://www.fitness.gov/pdfs/pala-plus.pdf

 

Click below for more information about the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA+) and how to participate in the program on SuperTracker or via the paper log.

Hide
Community / President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
Physical Activity & Nutrition Resources for the Military Community

Did you know concerns about the lacking physical fitness of military draftees was a contributing factor to the formation of what is known today as the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition? It’s true!

These concerns and numerous published research articles in the mid-1950s detailing striking results about the poor state of youth fitness in America and relative to their European counterparts sounded an alarm. It was the subject of the June 1956 President’s Conference on Fitness of American at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. One month later, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued Executive Order 10673 creating the President’s Council on Youth Fitness at the cabinet-level. The Council was to be a facilitator and promoter to enhance the fitness of American youth and focused on creating public awareness and programs.

Sixty years later, our concern is not only for the physical fitness of military recruits, but for the overall health and wellness of the entire military community. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition’s website features a collection of resources for service members, veterans, and their families to receive information on programs related to physical activity and nutrition.

Some featured physical activity and nutrition resources include:
    • 5210 Healthy Military Children U.S. Department of Defense & Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at The Pennsylvania State University
    • Military OneSource:  Website & Call Center – U.S. Department of Defense
    • Morale, Welfare and Recreation Programs:  Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, NavyU.S. Armed Forces
    • Performance TriadU.S. Army
    • VA Adaptive Sport ProgramU.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
    • YMCA | DOD Military Outreach InitiativeThe Y & U.S. Department of Defense

And many more! Click below to see the full list of featured physical activity and nutrition resources for the military community!
 

Hide
Schools / Presidential Youth Fitness Program
Presidential Youth Fitness Program

Remember the fitness test from gym class in elementary school? Well, good news; it's new and improved!

The Presidential Youth Fitness Program is the national fitness education and assessment program that offers Presidential recognition to schools and students. The program provides a model to help schools achieve excellence in physical education through quality fitness education and assessment practices. 

Ensure your kids are fit for life. Click below to see how your local school can get Presidential Youth Fitness Program tools and resources. 

Hide
Community / Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program
Sport for All, Play for Life: A Playbook to Get Every Kid in the Game

Over two years, Project Play convened 300+ thought leaders in a series of roundtables, identifying ways to get and keep all children through age 12 active through sports. This 50-page report, released in January 2015, aggregates the eight most promising strategies for the eight sectors that touch the lives of children. Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Sport for All, Play for Life: A Playbook to Get Every Kid in the Game is a unifying document, collecting in one place the best opportunities for stakeholders—from sport leaders to mayors, parents to policymakers—to work together to grow access to an early, positive sport experience. 

Hide
Schools / Lets Move! Active Schools
Active Kids Do Better with Active Schools

Let's Move! Active Schools is a physical activity and physical education solution to ensure 60 minutes of physical activity is the new norm for schools. Launched by former First Lady Michelle Obama and powered by a national collaborative of leading health, education and private sector organizations, Active Schools helps schools develop a culture in which physical activity and physical education are foundational to academic success. 

Help your school become an Active School! Click below to learn more.

 

Hide
Program / President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
I Can Do It, You Can Do It!

I Can Do It, You Can Do It! is a health promotion program designed to ensure all Americans, regardless of ability, are healthy and active. This national program facilitates increased access and opportunities for children and adults with disability to participate in regular activity, learn about good nutrition, and earn a Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA+).

The program offers a free ‘how-to’ manual as well as technical assistance to help stakeholders in K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and other community-based entities engage and empower individuals with disability to be healthy and active.

Click below to learn more about I Can Do It, You Can Do It!

Hide