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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.

Our Mission & Vision

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.

Executive Order

The Council was established through an Executive Order by the President of the United States.

Meet Key PCFSN Staff

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.

Our History

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.

Our Council Meetings

PCFSN hosts an annual meeting to set Council priorities, and to discuss current programs and upcoming initiatives.

Our Foundation

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.

Our Science Board

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.

Our Social Media

Connect with the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition on social media.

Contact Us

Contact the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN).



Schedule physical activity like you schedule appointments. Planning increases your success.

Take advantage of daily deal websites to save on your favorite workout classes/memberships.

Add variety to water with refreshing additions such as lemons, limes, and/or strawberries.

Having fun while active is the key! Find activities that you enjoy & include friends/family.

If you haven't been active in a while, start small & build up. Some is better than none!

Use commercials for activity breaks. Squats and stretches are quick, excellent choices.

Skip adding salt when cooking; instead use herbs and spices to add flavor.

Teach kids the difference between everyday snacks (fruits/veggies) & occasional sweet treats.

Lettcue, whole tomatoes, red onion, and whole yellow pepper sitting together on a light colored cutting board
Mix veggies into your go-to dishes. Try spinach with pasta or peppers in tacos.

Come together as a family for meals. Spend time with the kids while modeling healthy eating.

Fitness is free—No equipment needed to walk, dance, hike & play. Just get moving & have fun!

Don't stress over a missed workout or sweet treat. Refocus and make the next choice healthy.

Pack your workout clothes at night before bed. You'll be prepared to be active the next day.

Find small activities to add to your work day like a lunch time walk or using the stairs.

Replace a coffee break with an outdoor walk—or take the coffee with you on your walk.

Your health journey is uniquely yours. Don’t compare—strive to be your best self & enjoy!
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Explore ways you can enjoy living a healthy and active life.

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Content last reviewed on March 28, 2017
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