The National Fitness Foundation is the only congressionally chartered nonprofit focused on health & fitness and is the official charity of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition. The Foundation is on a mission to accelerate solutions that prepare children for a lifetime of health & fitness.
The Foundation was congressionally chartered as a private nonprofit on December 22, 2010, when President Obama signed the "National Foundation on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition Establishment Act" (Public Law No: 111-332). Former Congressman and retired NBA star Tom McMillen championed the passing of this legislation for over 15 years and served as the Foundation's inaugural Board Chairman.
The Foundation’s board members are recommended by the ranking members of Congress and appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services.
Our staff and board represent leading health & fitness researchers, practitioners, advocates, and business professionals.
Spanning across eight Presidential Administrations, our Honorary Board brings together former members of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition to champion a more active future.
President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition
Appointed by the President of the United States to increase sports participation among youth and to promote healthy and active lifestyles for all Americans.
Our partners lend their innovations and expertise so every child can experience the benefits of a lifetime of health & fitness.