The President’s Council engages, educates, and empowers all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. The President’s Council is made up of athletes, chefs, physicians, fitness professionals, and educators who are appointed by the President and serve in an advisory capacity through the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
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.
The Council was established through an Executive Order by the President of the United States.
The President's Council's Executive Director and staff carry out the mission of the President's Council to educate, empower, and engage all Americans across the lifespan to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition.
Learn about the Council - Beginning in 1956, when President Eisenhower established the President's Council on Youth Fitness, to present day when President Obama announced its new mission and name, the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.
PCFSN hosts an annual meeting to set Council priorities, and to discuss current programs and upcoming initiatives.
The National Foundation on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition was created to serve and support PCFSN’s mission to engage, educate, and empower all Americans across the lifespan to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition.
The Science Board, made up of scholars who have made significant contributions to the research and science of physical activity, sports, and nutrition, was formed in 2003 to ensure that the messages and programs of the Council are scientifically sound.
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