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 Leadership

Our staff and board represent leading health & fitness researchers, practitioners, advocates, and business professionals.


President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

Appointed by the President of the United States to educate, engage and empower all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle.