Be Active Your Way: A National Perspective • Iowa Bicycle Tourism Conference • November 8, 2013
President’s Council On Fitness, Sports & Nutrition • Co-chairs: • Drew Brees • NFL Quarterback • Dominique Dawes • Olympic Gymnast • Our VisionAll Americans lead active, healthy lives. • Our Mission Educate, engage and empower all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition.
Support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative
A voluntary program that includes a health-related assessment, as well as educational and motivational tools, to support educators and empower students to adopt an active lifestyle. Presidential Youth Fitness Program
1 in 3 Adults $150 billion
$13 million in healthcare savings
The result? 2 out of 3 kids today are physically inactive.
Contributing to not only health issues… • But decreased attention span • poor attendance • and lower academic achievement
The insight Active Kids Do Better
An Active School… Reintegrates physical activity into everyday life Creates early positive experiences for children
Active Schools From To Physical activity not a priority Students moving before, during & after school
For more information, visit www.letsmoveschools.org
I Can Do It, You Can Do It! • National mentoring initiative for children and adults with disabilities • Addresses the need for equal access to physical activity, recreation and sports opportunities • Partners with schools, colleges/universities, and other community-based settings • Promotes individualized physical activity and healthy eating goals • Recognizes participants with PALA+ • Provides comprehensive toolkit to support program coordinators and participants • Become an ICDI Advocate! • Email ICDI@hhs.gov for more information
76,748 Special Olympics cyclists
For more information, visit www.letsmoveschools.org or www.fitness.gov