Advisory: Is America Making the Grade?

2014 U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

Released: 23-Apr-2014 9:00 AM EDT
Source Newsroom: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Contact Information

Available for logged-in reporters only

ADVISORY: FOR APRIL 29, 2014

CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING

WHAT:
Russ Pate, Ph.D., Chairman of the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance led by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and Peter Katzmarzyk, Ph. D., Chair of the 2014 Report Card Research Advisory Committee, will unveil and explain 10 elements of the first-ever U.S. report card evaluating physical activity among children and youth. Representatives from Designed to Move; SHAPE America; and the Congressional Fitness Caucus will participate.

WHO:
The Honorable Aaron Schock (R-IL), Co-Chair, House Fitness Caucus

The Honorable Ron Kind (D-WI), Co-Chair, House Fitness Caucus

Russ Pate, Ph.D., Chairman of the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance led by the American College of Sports Medicine

Peter Katzmarzyk, Ph.D., FACSM, FAHA, Chair of the 2014 Report Card Research Advisory Committee and Associate Executive Director for Population and Public Health Sciences at Pennington Biomedical Research Center

William Dexter, M.D., FACSM, President of ACSM and Director of the Sports Medicine Program at Maine Medical Center—representing Designed to Move

Paul Roetert, Chief Executive Officer of SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Education)

Ken Harvey, former Washington Redskins linebacker

WHEN/WHERE:
Tuesday, April 29 — 2:30 p.m. EDT
1312 Longworth House Office Building, Independence Avenue, Capitol Hill

CONTACTS:
On-site media contact: Mike Fulton (301) 651-2508; mikefulton.wv@gmail.com

Interviews and photo opportunities on-site. Photos will be made available post-event.

For interview requests prior to the briefing and release of the report card, please contact Mike Fulton.

REPORT CARD:
The full report will be posted at 2:30 p.m. EDT April 29 at http://www.physicalactivityplan.org/index.php

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