Policy Corner: Update on Federal Physical Activity Guidelines
The seminal 2006 ACSM policy roundtable spawned an ambitious agenda that has served as a platform for action uniting the efforts of dozens of organizations. The National Physical Activity Plan is a conspicuous result, now adopted and undergoing implementation.
Another priority articulated by roundtable participants was the adoption of the first U.S. physical activity guidelines, which were promulgated in 2008. Readers of
and others in tune with ACSM advocacy are well aware of the push to have physical activity guidelines reviewed and renewed on a regular basis, as are nutritional guidelines. Through the ACSM-led Federal Physical Activity Guidelines Coalition (FPAGC), we’re making progress toward that goal. Please note two major developments:
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