Official Newsletter of the President's Challenge


Download Now – The President's Challenge Educator Booklet

New for the 2013-2014 school year, the President's Challenge Educator Booklet provides physical educators with a complete guide to get students started on the path to lifelong physical activity. The booklet includes information regarding:

  • The Presidential Youth Fitness Program
  • PALA+ Program
  • Presidential Champions Challenge
  • Physical Fitness Test Awards
  • Apparel
  • How to Order
  • Fitness Gear
  • Teaching Aids
  • Visit today to download your copy of the new booklet!

    New Issue of Research Digest Now Available

    Research Digest We're excited to announce that the newest issue of Research Digest is now available on the President's Challenge website. "Improve Your Performance: Sports Nutrition for Youth and Adults" discusses how nutrition can improve overall exercise performance, as well as how nutrition and exercise can lead to weight loss. Dietary supplements are also addressed, due to their wide use by athletes.

    About Research Digest
    The Research Digest is a quarterly publication from the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition that synthesizes scientific knowledge to present a balanced, research-to-practice analysis on a range of topics including aspects of sports, physical activity and fitness, physical education, nutrition, and dietetics research.

    The publication aims to address topics of current relevance to physical educators, sports coaches, registered dieticians, sports medicine and public health practitioners, physicians, and students.

    To register for Research Digest, please visit the following:

    Resource of the Month: Empower Students to Adopt Healthy Lifestyles Implement the Presidential Youth Fitness Program

    Physical activity is critical to our children's health and well-being. Research shows that children with better health are in school more days, are better able to learn, have higher self-esteem and are at lower risk for developing chronic diseases. In order to help promote the adoption of active and healthy lifestyles, the Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP) has released a new document to aid in the implementation of PYFP in schools nationwide. The document features a brief program overview, information on how to access free tools and resources, and a comprehensive checklist to assist physical educators in implementing the program in their schools.

    To download the document, click here!

    The Presidential Youth Fitness Program Set to Launch New Site

    The Presidential Youth Fitness Program is proud to announce that it will be launching a new website later this month. PYFP will offer a site that is user-friendly, easy to navigate and will feature information on how to get started implementing the program in schools across the nation. Other resources such as videos, webinars and training tools will be available.

    Stay tuned for more information in the coming months! Follow PYFP on Facebook for more information: PYFP Facebook

    Products of the Month: Presidential Youth Fitness Award Zipper Pull

    PYFP Zipper Looking for a cool way to sport your PYFP accomplishments? Attach this blue, 1' x 1' zipper pull to your favorite jacket, backpack, suitcase or lunch box for a fun way to proudly showcase your achievements.

    To shop for the Presidential Youth Fitness Award Zipper Pull, please visit our online store. $1.95

    Presidential Youth Fitness Award Lanyard

    Keep important items (keys, wallet, school ID) close-at-hand with the new "I'm Active and Fit" lanyard. Decked out in blue and white, this lanyard measures at 36' x ¾' and features a sturdy lobster claw to keep a tight grip on your prized possessions!

    To shop for the Presidential Youth Fitness Award Lanyard, please visit our online store. $1.95

    Upcoming Events

    AAHPERD Conferences Visit the AAHPERD website for a full list of professional development conferences in your state for the 2013-2014 school year.

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    Jump Rope for Heart & Hoops for Heart
    Ongoing These programs are fun, educational and physical fund development programs. Used in conjunction to inspire healthy, physical activity these programs fund research and life–saving programs across the US. Register your school today for a Jump Rope for Heart or Hoops for Heart event!

    Deadline to Apply for PYFP Funding
    November 1, 2013
    Apply to receive 100% funding for the 2014–2015 school year through the funds for Fuel Up to Play 60 process.

    APHA 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition
    November 2–6, 2013
    Boston, MA