Presidents Council on Fitness Sports and Nutrition
In June 2010, Drew Brees was appointed to serve as co-chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition by U.S. President Barack Obama. In this role, he advises the President on programs and initiatives that educate, engage and empower all Americans to lead a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition.
PCFSN's mission is to engage, educate and empower all Americans across the lifespan to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition.
The Council plays a key role in the development of the administration's programmatic priorities, outreach and awareness efforts to improve the health and quality of life for all Americans. Among the Council's charges are to:
1. Expand national interest in and awareness of the benefits of regular physical activity, fitness, sports participation, and good nutrition;
2. Stimulate and enhance coordination of programs within and among the private and public sectors that promote physical activity, fitness, sports participation, and good nutrition;
3. Expand availability of quality information and guidance regarding physical activity, fitness, sports participation, and good nutrition; and
4. Target all Americans, with particular emphasis on children and adolescents, as well as populations or communities in which specific risks or disparities in participation in, access to, or knowledge about the benefits of physical activity, fitness, sports participation, and good nutrition have been identified.
The PCFSN is a committee of up to 25 volunteer citizens who advise the President through the Secretary of Health and Human Services about opportunities to develop accessible, affordable and sustainable physical activity, fitness, sports and nutrition programs for all Americans regardless of age, background or ability. In addition to the Co‐Chairs Brees and Dawes, members include:
Dan Barber Tedy Bruschi Carl Edwards Allyson Felix Grant Hill Donna Richardson Joyner Billie Jean King Michelle Kwan Dr. Risa Lavizzo‐Mourey Cornell McClellan Dr. Stephen McDonough Chris Paul Curtis Pride Dr. Ian Smith
For more information, please visit www.fitness.gov.