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Post date: Mar 08, 2013

Strategies Highlighted to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth

Today, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition (PCFSN) released the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth.  The original Physical Activity Guidelines were issued in 2008, and the midcourse review was intended to provide an opportunity for a panel of experts to review and highlight a specific topic of importance- in this case, physical activity among youth- and provide recommendations for next steps in implementing these strategies and opportunities for further research.

The report was announced by the First Lady, Michelle Obama, at the Partnership for a Healthier America Summit in Washington, D.C.   Many NCPPA Board member organizations attended the summit, and several NCPPA Federal Advisory Panel members,... Read More

Post date: Mar 01, 2013

Washington, DC – The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) applauds Michelle Obama’s announcement yesterday of “Let’s Move! Active Schools,” a new public-private partnership to provide opportunities for student to get 60 minutes of physical activity before, during, and after school.

 

The new initiative is part of the First Lady’s larger public health effort to end childhood obesity, known as the “Let’s Move!” program.  This new funding opportunity is a comprehensive program that provides resources and tools to empower school champions – P.E. teachers, classroom teachers, principals, administrators, and parents – to create active environments that enable students to participate in physical activity.  The first lady is pushing to get 50,000 schools to join the new campaign over the next five years.

 

Several organizations across sectors are joining “Let’s Move! Active Schools” to kick off the effort:  American Alliance for Health,... Read More

Post date: Feb 28, 2013

Washington, DC, February 28, 2013 — The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA), is proud to announce Scott Goudeseune as the new President of NCPPA’s Board of Directors.  Also new in 2013 is NCPPA’s collaboration with Venn Strategies, LLC, which will be managing the coalition and handling NCPPA’s government affairs.

Scott Goudeseune’s term began January 31st, succeeding Past-President Laurie Whitsel, Director of Policy Research at American Heart Association. Goudeseune is the CEO and President of the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the largest nonprofit fitness certification provider in the world.  Given ACE’s dedication to promoting the benefits of physical activity and commitment to strong collaboration among leaders in corporations, the fitness industry, government, and allied health and education providers, Goudeseune is a natural fit to succeed Dr. Whitsel’s respected tenure leading the NCPPA Board.

“Scott’s professional... Read More

Post date: Jan 23, 2013

Legislation Includes Incentives for Physical Activity

 

Washington, DC – The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) applauds the leadership of Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, in introducing the Healthier Lifestyles and Prevention America (HeLP America) Act (S. 39). This legislation provides a comprehensive approach to fighting chronic disease and obesity and promoting wellness in America by maintaining focus on physical activity, promoting healthy diet, and encouraging a productive and active workforce.

 

As chronic disease and obesity rates continue to rise in the United States, it is imperative that our federal policies reflect the vast expanse of evidence that... Read More

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