Bowie Elementary P.E. teacher to receive 2016 President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Community Leadership Award


The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition has selected Sharon Foster of James Bowie Elementary to receive a 2016 President’s Council on Fitness, Sports Nutrition Community Leadership Award. The award is given annually to individuals or organizations who improve the lives of others within their community by providing or enhancing opportunities to engage in sports, physical activities, fitness, and nutrition-related programs.

Foster was honored with this prestigious award due to her efforts in creating a healthy and physically active school environment for her school and the school community. She was assisted by the Alliance for a Healthy Generation, Healthy School’s program, Let’s Move Active Schools and Fuel Up to Play 60 resources.

“Sharon has worked to consistently promote opportunities for individuals to lead healthy lifestyles through physical activity and/or healthy nutrition,” says Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director of the Office of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. “Because of Sharon Foster, James Bowie Elementary efforts and contributions, their community can embrace a more active lifestyle. Together, we are all working to make our nation a healthier one by helping individuals across the nation live vibrant, vivacious, and productive lives.”

Bowie Elementary Principal Caroline Wilson had high praise for Foster.

“As the National School Ambassador, Sharon has consistently advocated the importance of health, nutrition and fitness to our school community,” Wilson said. “She has overwhelmingly spearheaded the efforts at our school which have positively resulted in our achievements of the 2015 National Gold Recognition Award for The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the 2015 National Recognition with Let’s Move Active Schools”.

This year, in honor of its 60th Anniversary, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition presented the Community Leadership Award to 60 recipients across the country for making sports, physical activity, fitness, and nutrition-related programs available in their communities.

About the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition {President’s Council) educates, engages and empowers Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. The President’s Council is composed of up to 25 volunteer citizens, including athletes, chefs, physicians, fitness and nutrition professionals, and physical educators, who are appointed by the President and serve in an advisory capacity through the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The President’s Council is co-chaired by NFL quarterback Drew Brees and Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes. The President’s Council also develops strategic partnerships to promote programs and initiatives that motivate people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to lead healthy, active lifestyles. For more information, please visit the website: and follow the President’s Council on Twitter @FitnessGov.


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