HHS/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to promote the economic, academic, and social benefits of youth sports, fitness, and nutrition, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Revocation. Executive Order 13545 of June 22, 2010, is hereby revoked.
Sec. 2. Amendment. Executive Order 13265 of June 6, 2002, is hereby amended as follows:
(a) The title is revised to read as follows: ‘President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition.’
(b) The preamble is revised to replace the phrase, ‘President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports’ with ‘President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition.’
(c) Sections 1 through 5 are revised to read as follows:
‘Section 1. Purpose. My Administration recognizes the benefits of youth sports participation, physical activity, and a nutritious diet in helping create habits that support a healthy lifestyle and improve the overall health of the American people. My Administration therefore aims to expand and encourage youth sports participation, and to promote the overall physical fitness, health, and nutrition of all Americans. Good health, including physical activity and proper nutrition, supports Americans’, particularly children’s, well-being, growth, and development. Participating in sports allows children to experience the connection between effort and success, and it enhances their academic, economic, and social prospects…
Sec. 2. Policy. (a) The Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary), in carrying out the Secretary’s responsibilities for public health and human services, shall develop a national strategy to expand children’s participation in youth sports, encourage regular physical activity, including active play, and promote good nutrition for all Americans. This national strategy shall focus on children and youth in communities with below-average sports participation and communities with limited access to athletic facilities or recreational areas. Through this national strategy, the Secretary shall seek to:
(i) increase awareness of the benefits of participation in sports and regular physical activity, as well as the importance of good nutrition;
(ii) promote private and public sector strategies to increase participation in sports, encourage regular physical activity, and improve nutrition;
(iii) develop metrics that gauge youth sports participation and physical activity to inform efforts that will improve participation in sports and regular physical activity among young Americans; and
(iv) establish a national and local strategy to recruit volunteers who will encourage and support youth participation in sports and regular physical activity, through coaching, mentoring, teaching, or administering athletic and nutritional programs.
Sec. 3. The President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition. (a) There is hereby established the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition (Council)…
Sec. 4. Functions of the Council. (a) The Council shall advise the President, through the Secretary, concerning progress made in carrying out the provisions of this order and shall recommend to the President, through the Secretary, actions to accelerate such progress.”
-Donald Trump, “President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition,” whitehouse.gov, Feb. 26, 2018
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