About the Committee
Formed in June 2007, the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee reviewed existing scientific literature to identify sufficient evidence to develop a comprehensive set of specific physical activity recommendations. The Committee prepared a report in spring 2008 that documented the scientific background and rationale for the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The report was presented
to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and published in June 2008. Public comment was solicited—you may view the comments submitted online and via e-mail.
The Committee met three times to review and evaluate the scientific evidence relating physical activity to health outcomes for the general population and selected subgroups, such as youth, older adults, and persons with disabilities. Provided below are agendas and minutes for each meeting, as well as relevant announcements and the final Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Report.
Third Committee Meeting
The third and final scheduled meeting of the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee was held on February 28–29, 2008, at the Hubert H. Humphrey Building in Washington, DC.
Second Committee Meeting
The second Committee meeting was held December 6–7, 2007, at the Wilbur J. Cohen Auditorium in Washington, DC.
First Committee Meeting
The first Committee meeting was held June 28–29, 2007, at the Hubert H. Humphrey Building in Washington, DC.
Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Mid-course Review
The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) has convened a subcommittee to review the evidence on strategies to increase physical activity among youth. The subcommittee, chaired by PCFSN member Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, will present their findings in a Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Mid-Course Review Report scheduled for release in 2013. A list of subcommittee members is available here [PDF - 290 KB].
Announcement of the Availability of the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Report, and a Public Comment Period [PDF - 52 KB]
Press Release: HHS Secretary Announces Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Members
Announcement of Establishment of the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee and Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Committee [PDF - 50.4 KB]
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