PAG Midcourse Report
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth [PDF - 2.2 MB] identifies interventions that can help increase physical activity in youth ages 3–17 years across a variety of settings. The primary audiences for the report are policymakers, health care and public health professionals.
The report summarizes intervention strategies based on the evidence from a review-of-reviews literature review and is organized into five settings where youth live, learn, and play:
- Preschool and childcare
- Family and home
- Primary health care
The PAG Midcourse Report infographic [PDF - 1.3 MB] [JPG - 923 KB] illustrates the five settings described in the report and highlights opportunities to increase physical activity throughout the day.
The youth factsheet [PDF - 381 KB] is a 1-page desk reference that summarizes the PAG recommendations for youth ages 6 to 17 years, and provides examples of various physical activities for this age group.
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PAG Midcourse Report Subcommittee
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Assistant Secretary for Health Howard Koh approved the creation of a subcommittee of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition to complete the PAG Midcourse Report. The PAG Midcourse Report Subcommittee [PDF - 281 KB] is composed of ten physical activity experts from a variety of sectors and backgrounds.
President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Webinar
During a live webinar on December 13, 2012, PAG Midcourse Report Chair, Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey presented the PAG Midcourse Report Subcommittee's findings and recommendations to the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.
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