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Policy Corner: ACSM Stages Congressional Briefing Today on the 2014 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

ACSM is staging with the National Physical Plan Alliance (as opposed to hosting) a Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, this afternoon to announce the release of the 2014 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. The Briefing is supported by the Congressional Fitness Congress, co-chaired by Representative Ron Kind and Representative Aaron Schock, and the Youth Sports Caucus, co-chaired by Rep. Mike McIntyre & Rep. Jim Jordan.

The primary goal of the 2014 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth is to assess levels of physical activity and sedentary behaviors in American children and youth, facilitators and barriers for physical activity, and related health outcomes. The Report Card is an authoritative, evidence-based document providing a comprehensive evaluation of the physical activity levels and the indicators influencing physical activity among children and youth in the United States. Peter Katzmarzyk, FACSM, served as the chair of the research advisory committee for this project and Russ Pate, FACSM, also served on the research committee.

This Report Card is part of a global surveillance and assessment initiative, in which report cards will be produced regularly to provide both international comparisons and national insights, to the end of helping to gauge current status and measure progress over time, as well as to encourage innovative and effective approaches to increasing level of physical activity for health and other benefits in children and youth.

Be an advocate for the report in your community! Feel free to distribute copies of this report to community leaders and talk to them about the importance of physical activity to our children’s future. Following the Briefing, we will be sharing a copy of the Report Card plus tips on how to take action in the U.S. and around the world. Please contact ACSM's VP of Governmental Affairs, Monte Ward, with any questions at mward@acsm.org.

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