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HHS - 1004 - President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition - Presidential
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NamePresident's Council on Sports, Fitness, and NutritionAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number1004
Original Establishment Date7/16/1956Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://health.gov/our-work/pcsfn
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*Yes
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*30
Current Charter Date5/17/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Public Health Advisor
Date Of Renewal Charter5/17/2022Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Rachel
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameAnn
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Fisher
Establishment Authority*PresidentialDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*EO 13265, dated 6/6/2002, as amended by EO 13824, dated 2/26/2018; Continued by EO 13889 dated 9/27/2019Designated Federal Officer Phone*(240) 453-8257
Effective Date Of Authority*6/6/2002Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*rachel.fisher@hhs.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*Yes
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

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 & Nutrition (President’s Council) 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 President’s Council’s budget and activities are managed by the Office of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition (OPCSFN), which is housed within the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH). Council members play a critical role in identifying additional health promotion partners and activities which serve to extend OPDHP’s communication reach.

President’s Council members provide guidance to HHS on physical fitness and nutrition promotion; may serve as subject matter experts on selected topics; and serve as liaisons to non-profit, public, and private entities. The President’s Council has continuous interaction with the public through speaking engagements, social media, and other forms of communication on the importance of regular physical activity and good nutrition. The President’s Council also forges a variety of partnerships to help HHS promote and communicate the health benefits of physical activity and good nutrition.
How is membership balanced?*The President’s Council may consist of up to 30 members. The President selects individuals with varied experience from multiple sectors. Examples include amateur and professional athletes; health care professionals; nutrition professionals; educators; and individuals with experience in youth sports, public health, disability, or health equity advocacy. The diversity of the members' backgrounds enhances opportunities for them to promote the President’s Council's messages, programs, and initiatives to a wide range of groups via speaking engagements and media events.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The President’s 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. Subcommittees of the President’s Council, such as the Science Board, typically meet more frequently.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The President’s Council is the only federal advisory committee focused solely on physical activity, sports, fitness, and nutrition for the health and well-being of all Americans. It 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. Since then, it has functioned in an advisory capacity to the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services and has provided guidance on ways to expand messaging about the importance of physical activity and good nutrition for the health of Americans of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

The members of the President’s Council provide an invaluable, irreplaceable, and cost-effective resource of expert advisors and high-profile ambassadors on topics such as the benefits and value of sports participation, regular physical activity, and good nutrition for all Americans. The Council members represent a unique connection between the private sector and the federal government, including a direct relationship with HHS that ensures consistent messaging to the American public across physical activity, sports, and nutrition guidance.
Why close or partially close meetings?PCSFN meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThe President’s Council 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 President’s Council. On September 30, 2021, President Joseph Biden released Executive Order 14048, authorizing the President’s Council to operate from September 30, 2021 until September 30, 2023. Members of the President’s Council serve at the pleasure of the President. Typically, each administration selects a new slate of Council members. At the time of this report, a new slate has not been appointed. Due to the nature of a transition year, Council members were not active for much of FY2021.

In FY2019, the President’s Council contributed to the development of the National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS). The NYSS is the first federal roadmap intended to unite U.S. sports culture around a shared vision: one day, all youth will have the opportunity, motivation, and access to play sports. In FY2020, the President’s Council assisted federal staff to identify outreach opportunities for the NYSS. Additionally, the Science Board subcommittee drafted a white paper supporting the tenets of the NYSS, which was used to create a factsheet on the benefits of youth sports. Executive Order 14048 calls for the President’s Council to continue to promulgate the NYSS to expand children’s participation in youth sports, encourage regular physical activity, including active play, and promote good nutrition for all Americans. Additionally, Executive Order 14048 seeks to expand national awareness of the importance of mental health as it pertains to physical fitness and nutrition. It also calls for the President’s Council to share information about the positive effects of physical activity on mental health, particularly as it relates to children and adolescents, to combat the negative mental health impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

The FY2021 budget for the President’s Council was lower than had been projected due to the nature of the transition year and the resulting inactivity. Estimates of personnel costs reflect the costs of staff in the Office of the President’s Council as well as part-time contributions of additional ODPHP staff involved in ongoing projects that provide the scientific underpinnings for the Council’s activities and communications.

Travel costs were not incurred in FY2021. Once a new President’s Council is appointed, it is expected that travel will recommence in FY2022, pending ongoing mitigation strategies for the pandemic. The President’s Council anticipates resuming and amplifying its efforts to identify strategies to disseminate the NYSS, expand awareness about the positive effects of physical activity on mental health, and promote implementation of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Additional FY2021 costs included maintenance of the President’s Council web pages and new research efforts to inform potential improvements to the Presidential Youth Fitness Program, a signature program of the President’s Council.

The only annual reporting requirement that the President’s Council must satisfy is to update the file maintained in the FACA database for the Annual Comprehensive Review. For more detailed information about the Council's programs and activities, visit https://health.gov/our-work/pcsfn.
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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 President’s Council promotes healthy lifestyles for all Americans on a national level through its health promotion and educational initiatives. President’s 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. They also play a critical role in identifying additional health promotion partners and activities which serve to extend the communications reach of the President’s Council and ODPHP.

In FY2020 and FY2021, the Science Board, a subcommittee of the President’s Council provided subject matter expertise in the field of youth sports and related disciplines and supports the President’s Council in message development and program execution to ensure alignment with the latest youth sports research.
Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*1Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentGiven the transition year, the President’s Council did not hold an annual meeting in FY2021, and therefore did not deliberate as a group. No new recommendations were made in FY21. However, in FY2020, the Council made a recommendation on how promote and implement the NYSS.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNo recommendations were made in FY2021. However, implementation of the NYSS is ongoing. The ODPHP implementation plan for NYSS employs some of the recommended activities outlined by the Council in their FY 2020 annual meeting.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*100.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentODPHP created an implementation plan for the NYSS, which employed some of the recommended activities outlined by the President’s Council. Implementation of the NYSS is ongoing.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentN/a
Agency Feedback Comment*Because no recommendations were made in FY21, no agency feedback was provided.Narrative Description*The President’s Council advises the President through the Secretary of Health and Human Services on ways to engage, educate, and empower all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. The President’s Council also promotes the Department's Healthy People 2030 initiative, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, and the National Youth Sports Strategy.
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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
Date Cost Last Modified4/18/2022 2:28 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY* 
Federal Staff Support (FTE)* Est Cost Remarks
Cost Remarks  
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Civil Rights
Children
Disabled
Education
Schools and Academic Institutions
Training
Food and Drugs
Food and Drugs
Health
Nutrition
Physical Fitness
Public Health
Aging
Justice
Research and Statistics
Research and Statistics
Land
National Parks, Sites, Trails, Recreational Areas Monuments
Medicine
Diseases
Health and Health Research
Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation and Disability
Research
Basic Research
Research and Statistics
Research and Statistics
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - SUBCOMMITTEES

SUBCOMMITTEES

Committee

Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-032297Science Board2022
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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-040387President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition2021
 COM-038664President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition2020
 COM-036534President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition2019
 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