Physical activity guidelines report now available for public comment

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion along with the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition are set to release a report on strategies to increase physical activity among youth next year. A draft of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Mid-Course Report is currently available online for public comment until Dec. 10 at 9 a.m., EST.

The report summarizes physical activity intervention strategies based on the evidence from literature reviews and is organized into five settings where youth live, learn, and play:

  • Family and Home
  • Preschool and Childcare
  • School
  • Primary Care
  • Community

Written comments on the report may be either emailed to PhysicalActivityGuidelines@hhs.gov, or mailed to Katrina Butner, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite LL100, Rockville, MD 20852. For those submitting written comments of more than five pages in length, please provide a one-page summary of key points related to the comments submitted.

For more information, please visit http://health.gov/PAGuidelines/Midcourse/

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