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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NamePresident's Council on Sports, Fitness, and NutritionAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number1004
Original Establishment Date7/16/1956Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.fitness.gov
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*Yes
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*30
Current Charter Date5/17/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Executive Director
Date Of Renewal Charter5/17/2020Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Holli
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Richmond
Establishment Authority*PresidentialDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*EO 13265, dated Jun 6, 2002, as amended by EO 13824, dated Feb 26, 2018Designated Federal Officer Phone*(240) 276-9826
Effective Date Of Authority*6/6/2002Designated Federal Officer Fax*(240) 276-9860
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*holli.richmond@hhs.gov
Presidential*Yes
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*Members of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition (PCSFN) advise the President through the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) about ways to promote regular physical activity, fitness, sports participation and good nutrition. The PCSFN serves as a liaison to state, local, and private entities on ways to improve physical activity, fitness, sports participation, and nutrition nationwide both through local and State programs and national campaigns and initiatives. The Council may consist of up to 30 volunteer members who are appointed by, and serve at the pleasure of, the President. Members are appointed to serve a two-year term and may have their terms extended or be reappointed for another term. Council members speak to local, regional, and national audiences on the importance of regular physical activity and good nutrition. Members forge partnerships and identify programs or initiatives to help the Council achieve its mission. A program office supporting the activities of the Council is located within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, in Rockville, MD. An Executive Director manages the program and office operations. A staff of six federal employees, including the Executive Director, help carry out the daily business of the Council.
How is membership balanced?*The Council may consist of up to 30 members. The Council currently has 22 members. These members are appointed by, and serve at the pleasure of, the President. Three members have been selected to serve as Co-chairs. The Council membership includes individuals from the following occupations: professional and amateur athletes, fitness industry professionals and entrepreneurs, media, non-profit organizations, and military. The diversity of the members' backgrounds enhances opportunities for them to promote the Council's messages, programs, and initiatives through speaking engagements and media events.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Council typically meets one time per year. Traditionally, the annual meeting takes place in May to coincide with National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, or September to coincide with National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The PCSFN was initially established as the President's Council on Youth Fitness in 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to develop and promote physical fitness and sports activities for American youth. Under the Administration of President Lyndon Johnson, the name of this advisory committee was changed to President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (PCPFS). The Council has functioned in an advisory capacity to the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services to advise on the importance of physical activity for the health of Americans of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. In February 2018, in recognition of the fact that youth sports participation and the health of the nation's children are in decline, President Donald Trump issued an executive order charging the Secretary of HHS through the new Council with developing a national youth sports strategy to increase access to sports for all American children. The appointed members of the PCSFN voluntarily provide an invaluable, irreplaceable and cost effective resource of expert advisors and spokespersons to promote the benefits and value of sports participation, regular physical activity and good nutrition for all Americans.
Why close or partially close meetings?PCSFN meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThe President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition (PCSFN) is the only federal committee and program office focused solely on the promotion of physical activity, fitness, sports and nutrition for the health and well-being of all Americans. The diverse make-up of the Council, many of whom are high-profile citizens, enables HHS to forge critical partnerships with a variety of non-profit, private sector, and federal agencies and offices to promote the health of all Americans.

The PCSFN functions as a non-discretionary federal advisory committee because it was established by a Presidential directive. Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the appropriate action must be taken by the President or agency head every two years to authorize continuation of the Council. The necessary action has been taken by the President at appropriate intervals to continue the Council. Executive Order 13708, was extended by President Donald Trump on September 29, 2017, authorizing the Council to operate from September 30, 2017 until September 30, 2019.

In FY 2018, PCSFN in collaboration with ODPHP, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institutes of Health is leading development of the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAG). The Physical Activity Guidelines is an essential resource for health professionals and policymakers. The current edition includes recommendations for Americans ages 6 years and over — including those at increased risk of chronic disease — and provides science-based advice on how physical activity can help promote health and reduce the risk of chronic disease. The Guidelines serve as the primary, authoritative voice of the federal government for evidence-based guidance on physical activity, fitness, and health for Americans. The first edition of the Guidelines was released in 2008. The second edition of the Guidelines will build upon the first edition and form a foundation for federal physical activity and education programs.

The Council has continuous interaction with the public through speaking engagements, e-mail blasts and newsletters, as well as social media.

Staff in the Office of the President’s Council support Council membership and, under its authority in Title XVII of the Public Health Service Act, to engage, educate, and empower all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. The work performed by program staff, including travel to promote Council activities and other costs associated with operating the program office, are factored into the operating costs reported for the Council.

For more detailed information about the Council's programs and activities, visit www.fitness.gov.

The only annual reporting requirement that the Council must satisfy is to update the file maintained in the FACA database for the Annual Comprehensive Review. In FY 2018, Committee members were appointed by President Trump and the inaugural meeting of the new Council was held on September 21, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

The budget for this committee remains flat, so although estimates in different categories changed, the total spent this year and the total projected expenses for next year are the same.

Costs totaling approximately $361,000 include rent, training, office supplies and equipment, printing and shipping, event registration and exhibiting fees, security investigations and badging for staff, parking for staff, and the annual contribution to the Service and Supply Fund as a staff division within the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe Council promotes healthy lifestyles for all Americans on a national level through its various programs and initiatives. Council partners promote consumer messages, programs and initiatives of the Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies to encourage healthy lifestyles that include regular physical activity and good nutrition.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentPCFSN staff and Council members performed all duties and managed operations on a $1.168 million budget in FY18.Grants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*1Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNew members of the Council were nominated by President Trump in May 2018. The first meeting of the new Council took place in September 2018. Committee members discussed the new charge per Executive Order to develop a national youth sports strategy during this Administration.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*100.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNow that the Committee has met, the Office of the President's Council will facilitate their engagement in the development of the national youth sports strategy based on the members' area(s) of interest and expertise. Additionally, a federal workgroup has been formed to support the Committee's efforts to develop and disseminate the strategy. The timeline for completion is rolling and will include multiple public engagement elements, including school, community and private sector engagement. The strategy/action plan document is expected to be delivered by Summer of 2020.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback CommentNarrative Description*The President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition (PCSFN) advises the President through the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) on ways to achieve the Council’s mission, which is to engage, educate, and empower all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. The Council also promotes the department's Healthy People 2020 initiative, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff* Estimated Payments to Federal Staff* 
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs Est. Other Costs Next FY* 
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)* Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY* 
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SUBCOMMITTEES

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ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-032297Science Board2019
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

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Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-034746President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition2018
 COM-002014President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition2017
 COM-002414President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition2016
 COM-003826President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition2015
 COM-004689President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition2014
 COM-006125PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL ON FITNESS, SPORTS, AND NUTRITION2013
 COM-006593PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL ON FITNESS, SPORTS, AND NUTRITION2012
 COM-007954PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL ON FITNESS, SPORTS, AND NUTRITION2011
 COM-008771PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL ON FITNESS, SPORTS, AND NUTRITION2010
 COM-010272President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports2009
 COM-010782President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports2008
 COM-012110President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports2007
 COM-012713President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports2006
 COM-013987President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports2005
 COM-014592President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports2004
 COM-015667President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports2003
 COM-016803President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports2002
 COM-017928President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports2001
 COM-018410President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports2000
 COM-019840President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports1999
 COM-020599President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports1998
 COM-021477President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports1997