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Prof Honored by President's Council on Fitness

Thomas McKenzie received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.

In honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition recognized the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award winner Thomas McKenzie at its annual meeting on May 1.

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Thomas McKenzie

About the award

McKenzie, a professor in the SDSU School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the advancement and promotion of physical activity, fitness, sports, and nutrition-related programs nationwide. Recipients are selected by members of the council based on the span and scope of an individual's career, the estimated number of lives they have touched, and the impact of their legacy.

About McKenzie

McKenzie is Emeritus professor in the SDSU School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences. He has authored or co-authored over 170 publications and co-founded Sports, Play and Active Recreaction for Kids — a nationally recognized research-based public health organization dedicated to improve health through physical activity.

In March 2012, he was awarded a Hall of Fame Award from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.

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

The President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition educates, engages and empowers all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. The council is a committee of volunteer citizens who advise the President through the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Through its partnerships with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, the council promotes programs and initiatives that motivate people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to lead active, healthy lifestyles. More information about the President's Council on Fitness.

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