Governor Signs Executive Order Recreating the Council on Physical Fitness and Health
June 27, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303
Governor Scott Walker today announced the signing of Executive Order #73, recreating the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Health.
“Promoting healthy living is an important part of leadership,” Said Governor Walker. “The long-term health of Wisconsin families is important for all of us on both a personal and state level. Healthier living leads to lower health costs and more productive lives and workplaces.”
Governor Anthony Earl established the council in Executive Order 10, April 19, 1983. Council members are advocates of health and fitness promotion initiatives. The Council also makes recommendations to the governor concerning programs and policy development related to fitness and better health.
The council shall consist of no fewer than nine members with the Governor and his or her designee and the Secretary of the Department of Health Services or his or her designee.
The council is tasked with developing policy and program recommendations to improve the status of our children’s health, fitness, and nutritional intake. It will encourage key stakeholders and community leaders to assist in preventing overweight and obesity in all Wisconsin residents throughout their lifecycles via supporting nutrition and physical activity initiatives. It will also make recommendations to the Governor concerning program and policy development relating to better fitness, health, and nutrition.