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Let’s Move! Active Schools:
Helping Students Reach their Greatest Potential

Discovery Education and Co-chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) and Olympic Gymnast, Dominique Dawes, hosted an informative webcast on how you can be a Champion for your school by incorporating physical activity throughout the school day.  It included a message from Drew Brees, PCFSN Co-chair & NFL Quarterback, a physical activity break led by Allyson Felix, PCFSN member and 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist, and an interactive Q&A session featuring additional PCFSN members.
PCFSN has partnered with Discovery Education to conduct a unique live webcast from Washington DC in support of the new Let’s Move! Active Schools program launched by First Lady Michelle Obama.  Let’s Move! Active Schools provides resources for schools to increase physical activity opportunities throughout the school day.  The purpose of the webcast is to educate students, teachers, and parents on the importance of being active and eating healthy; emphasize the connection between physical activity participation and academic performance; and discuss opportunities to help students achieve at least 60 minutes of daily physical activity. The webcast will include information on how you can gain access to resources through Let’s Move! Active Schools and provide an opportunity for students to ask PCFSN members questions.

In collaboration with the First Lady’s Let’s Move initiative, PCFSN is leading the effort to boost activity in our nation’s schools through Let's Move! Active Schools, with support from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD), Alliance for a Healthier Generation, ChildObesity180, GENYOUth Foundation, Nike, Inc., Kaiser Permanente, Partnership for a Healthier America, U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Presentation Format


  • First 15 minutes - Prepared remarks from Dominique Dawes
  • Next 15 minutes - Activity with Allyson Felix
  • Final 30 minutes - Q&A with students

No special equipment is needed to view this archive. All you need is an internet connected computer (and a way to share with students - projector and speakers). 


PCFSN Members Include

Dominique Dawes

Dominique Dawes

Dominique Dawes, co-chair of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, is a three-time Olympic gymnast who has earned a permanent place in the U.S. Olympic Committee Hall of Fame. She is most recognized as a member of the gold-medal-winning "Magnificent Seven" at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, where she also won a bronze medal and became the first female African-American gymnast to win an individual medal. She also earned a bronze medal with the U.S. team in the 1992 Barcelona Games and made a surprising and awe-inspiring comeback in the 2000 Sydney Games. Throughout her career, she has won more National Championships than any other athlete, since 1963, as well as numerous World Championship medals. After retiring from the sport, she became a gymnastics coach and travels the world as a motivational speaker focusing on passion, leadership, teamwork, health, fitness, and wellness.

Drew Brees

Drew Brees

Drew Brees, co-chair of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, is the 2009 Super Bowl MVP-winning NFL quarterback for the New Orleans Saints. In his 12-year career, he has been elected to seven Pro Bowls and four All-Pro teams, named 2004 Comeback Player of the Year, 2006 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, 2008 and 2011 NFL Offensive Player of the Year, 2010 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year, and Super Bowl XLIV MVP.  He attended Purdue University where he earned a bachelor's degree in Industrial Management from the prestigious Krannert School of Management while lettering in football from 1997-2000. He and his wife, Brittany, and the Brees Dream Foundation have collectively committed and/or contributed more than $17 million to charitable causes and academic institutions.

Allyson Felix

Allyson Felix

Allyson Felix, member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, is a record-setting track and field sprinter who won Olympic gold in the 200 meter and 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays at the London 2012 games. As a member of the U.S. women's 4 x 100 meter relay team, Allyson helped set a world record with a time of 3:16.88. At the 2012 Olympics, Felix became the first U.S. woman since 1988 to win three Olympic gold medals during the same games in track.