The Bureau of Transportation Statistics
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), which was authorized
by TEA-21, analyzes and publishes transportation statistics including
non-motorized methods. Among others, the BTS conducts the National
Personal Transportation Survey and the Omnibus Survey.
CDC Division Of Nutrition And Physical Activity
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Nutrition
and Physical Activity website includes news on nutrition, physical
activity and public health programs, including science-based activities
for children and adults that address the role of nutrition and physical
activity in health promotion and the prevention and control of chronic
disease. It also includes information on professional training opportunities,
publications and information for consumers, and descriptions of
programs and projects.
Eat Smart. Play Hard™
Eat Smart. Play Hard™ is a USDA campaign aimed at promoting
positive changes in nutrition and PA among youth and their caregivers
and is part of the President's Healthier US initiative. The website
provides schools, educators, and health workers with resources to
promote healthy eating and PA among youth. Resources include posters,
brochures, activity sheets, stickers, and guidance materials.
Exercise and Physical Fitness at Medicine Plus
The National Institute on Aging has a great information on exercise
for older adults. The site contains information on exercise benefits,
safety, charting progress and offers great tips and ideas for charting
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
The NCSL website contains a list of state legislation related to
physical activity and nutrition, with additional links and resources
of interest to physical activity and nutrition policy makers.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute is part of the National
Institutes of Health. Information is available on NHLBI programs,
publications, and grants.
President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports is charged
with promoting the benefits of sports, fitness, and physical activity
and motivating all Americans to become and stay active and fit.
Their website includes information on the President's Challenge
Youth Physical Fitness Awards Program, the Physical Activity and
Fitness Research Digest, and physical activity-related materials.