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Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA+)
Resource / President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

PALA+, a program of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, promotes physical activity and good nutrition, because it takes both to lead a healthy lifestyle. Start the eight-week program to help you maintain or improve your health. It's a great way to help manage and reach your health goals. Anyone age 6 and older can sign up for PALA+.

Participation in PALA+ is one way to move toward the recommendations in the latest Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and Dietary Guidelines for Americans. PALA+ can help you:

  • Develop a commitment to regular physical activity
  • Move toward a healthier eating pattern
  • Set realistic goals to encourage good physical activity and healthy eating habits for a lifetime
  • Track your progress in a fun, interactive way using SuperTracker’s Physical Activity Tracker and Food Tracker

The latest PALA+ update was released in March 2017. The PALA+ healthy eating goals have been refreshed to reflect new guidance from the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The program completion requirements have also been updated to allow users to make incremental progress at their own pace towards healthy eating goals that they select and the physical activity goals based on their age.


PALA+ on SuperTracker

PALA+ is now on SuperTracker, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's free online food and activity tracking tool. For the first time, PALA+ participants will have the ability to log individual food items and physical activities on their SuperTracker profile to achieve the program’s goals. Sign up for an eight-week PALA+ program on SuperTracker today: https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/PalaPlus.aspx

New PALA+ Premium Award! Earn the new PALA+ Premium Award by completing the physical activity and healthy eating goal requirements in weeks 6, 7, and 8 on SuperTracker. This new PALA+ award is for individuals who take an extra step towards establishing healthy habits for a lifetime, and is exclusive to completing PALA+ on SuperTracker

PALA+ Paper Log

The PALA+ program can also be completed anytime, anywhere by using our paper log! This version of PALA+ has also been updated and reaching your program goals will earn you the PALA+ award. Use this hard copy log to track your progress. You can download the paper log at any time: https://www.fitness.gov/pdfs/pala-plus.pdf


Click below for more information about the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA+) and how to participate in the program on SuperTracker or via the paper log.

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