Issue 1- February 2015 |
February 10, 2015

Welcome to the Activity Advocate, NCPPA's comprehensive e-newsletter on physical activty. We'll bring you policy updates, physical activity in the news, conference and event updates, organizational updates, and research all focused on physical activity. 
Policy Update
Policy news is featured on our website. Click the headlines to read more on the following:
CEO Pledge
Billie Jean King Signs Our CEO Pledge!

We are excited to announce sports icon and humanitarian, Billie Jean King, as the 300th leader to sign the CEO Pledge for Physical Activity. Read More

Physical Activity in the News
Is a sedentary lifestyle more detrimental to health than obesity?

What can parents do to increase our children's physical activity?

Organizational Update
NCPPA is proud to announce Thomas Richards as the new President of its Board of Directors. Richards, Director of Corporate Engagement at the American Council on Exercise (ACE), began his term January 2015, succeeding Past-President Scott Goudeseune, President of ACE. Along with Richards, Pam Watts of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) will take over as secretary-treasurer and Amy Callendar of the National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA) as President-Elect. Also new in 2015 is NCPPA's Fellow, Ayanna McKnight, who will be managing the day to day operations of the coalition.
We want this newsletter to be as useful and informative as possible - so please send us your feedback and suggestions regarding current content and future topics we should address. We look forward to hearing from you.


Ayanna McKnight
Who Are We?

The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity is a diverse blend of associations, health organizations, and private corporations advocating for policies that encourage Americans of all ages to be physically active. NCPPA Policy Agenda

Become a Member! 

We invite you to join us as we advocate for policies that encourage Americans of all ages and from all walks of life to make physical activity a regular part of their day. Read More

Upcoming Events

* Active Living Research will hold its annual conference February 22-25, 2015 in San Diego, CA. For more info. Register Here!

* The National Physical Activity Plan Congress will be held February 23-24, 2015 in Washington, DC.Learn More!
* Aspen Institute's Project Play Summit will be held February 25, 2015 in D.C. More Information!
* Partnership for a Healthier America will hold its 5th Annual Summit February 25-27, 2015 in Washington, DC. Learn More!
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