2019 National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Health and Wellness


May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, sponsored by the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, encouraging Americans to adopt healthy lifestyles and raise awareness of the importance of getting active.

 Regular physical activity in childhood is vital to promoting long-lasting health, and for women, being active every day helps to lower their risk of developing chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and depression. (Visit our National Women’s Health Week page to find resources to promote healthy behaviors among women!)

There are a number of resources WIC staff can use to educate on and promote physical activity among participants, and help them add or increase the physical activity in their lives, including:

Healthy Tips for Active Play (in English and Spanish) that WIC agencies can download.

ChooseMyPlate downloadable resources, such as:

Team Nutrition resources for kids and families:

CDC’s Physical Activity page that offers:

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion site (also available in Spanish) that offers an extensive list of links, resources and information such as:

Move Your Way link: Are your kids getting enough physical activity? Find out!Muévete a tu manera URL: ¿Sabes si tus hijos hacen suficiente actividad física? ¡Averígualo!

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
Developed by: HHS, CDC, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
USDA, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
USDA, FNS, Team Nutrition
USDA, Food and Nutrition Service