The New Hampshire's Governor's Council on Physical Activity & Health was formed in 1991 by Executive Order of Governor Judd Gregg, and has been continued by those holding the Governor's office. The Council is charged with the responsibility of promoting a healthy, active lifestyle for all citizens of New Hampshire.
Proclamation from the Honorable Judd Gregg, U.S. Senate
Former Governor of the State of New Hampshire and
Founder of the NH Governor's Council on Physical Fitness
"The Surgeon General's report on physical activity and health
clearly links regular physical activity with numerous health
benefits. As adults, it is important that we take responsibility for
our own personal fitness. We must also take responsibility for our children's
health by setting a good example, making physical activity a priority
in our families and reaching out to other children in our communities
through volunteer efforts with many youth sports and fitness organizations
throughout our state. A physically active New Hampshire means a healthier
and more prosperous state for us all."
The Governor's Council on Physical Activity & Health is not presently funded by the State of New Hampshire but relies on contributions and grants from the business community and various state and national organizations/agencies.
In 1995, the Council received $36,000 (Reebok price fixing award to the state) from the NH Attorney General's Office. These monies were appropriated in 1996 in the form of grants for community/school/older adult organization-based physical activity programs.
Other monies and in-kind services have been received over the years to fund and promote Council programs, projects and national conference fees for Council members.
If you would like more information on how to support the Governor's Council on Physical Activity & Health, please e-mail us at [email protected].