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Raising an Active and Healthy Generation: A Comprehensive Public Health Initiative

Pate, Russell R., PhD1; Dowda, Marsha, DrPH1

doi: 10.1249/JES.0000000000000171
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Physical activity provides important health benefits to youth, but most U.S. children and adolescents fail to meet federal physical activity guidelines. The purpose of this article is to present a plan for a large-scale public health initiative aimed at producing population-level increases in physical activity among U.S. youth.

1Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina

Corresponding Author: Russell R. Pate, PhD, Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, Email:

Disclosure of funding and conflicts of interest: No funding supported the development of this manuscript. Neither author has conflicts of interest to disclose.

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