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How much energy does it take to skydive? (3.5 METs.) Can exercise help you avoid chronic disease? (Yes!) How much sugar is in a can of soda? (More than 10 teaspoons!)

These are the types of questions tackled by the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition Science Board. The board ensures that our programs and publications are scientifically sound. After all, we want to give you the best information we can about physical activity, physical education, being fit, and eating well.

The board’s members are leading scholars in physical activity, health, sports, and nutrition. Learn more about the Science Board’s members.