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Silje is a Multimedia Advisor on the Communication and eHealth team at the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Silje supports communication activities related to ODPHP Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, Healthy People 2020, Dietary Guidelines 2010, and health literacy initiatives. Silje is interested in mobile health applications, new media and innovative ways to promote healthy behaviors. She has some experience blogging about brands and media design, and is active on Twitter at @sealya.
Katrina Butner, PhD, RD, ACSM CES is a Prevention Science Fellow for the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP). She is a Registered Dietitian and an Exercise Physiologist, certified through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). She is involved with communicating the messages from the Physical Activity Guidelines and the Dietary Guidelines. She is currently leading the efforts from ODPHP on the Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Review. Katrina enjoys running half marathons, cycling and taking a variety of fitness classes at her gym.
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The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Mid-Course Report is now available for public comment until December 10th.
The Physical Activity Guidelines Mid-Course Report: Strategies for Increasing Physical Activity Among Youth summarizes evidence-based intervention strategies for increasing physical activity in youth ages 3 to 17.
The report describes interventions for increasing activity in several key settings where youth live, play, and learn, including:
We'd love your feedback! For more information on the PAG Mid-Course Report public comment period and to download the draft report, visit: http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/midcourse.
Tags: midcourse report, public comment, PAG
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If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that physical activity is good for you. The list of health benefits regular physical activity can bring seems endless. During childhood in particular, being active is just plain fun. Today, America’s youngest generations are met with frequent obstacles to being physically active during a time when running, jumping, and playing is a natural – and crucial – part of growth and development.
Across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), we're teaming up to tackle these challenges. Today we are excited to share with you the latest happening on the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAG). The President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) convened a subcommittee to review the evidence on strategies to increase physical activity among youth. The subcommittee is chaired by President's Council member Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and comprised of experts in physical activity.
PAG Mid-course Review Subcommittee Members
The subcommittee will present their findings in a Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Mid-Course Review Report. The report is scheduled for release in 2013, and the topic is "Strategies for increasing physical activity in youth (3-17 years)."
We want to hear from you. A federal register notice will be released this fall, announcing an opportunity for you to provide public comments on the draft report.
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