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UConn Expert on National Physical Activity Guidelines Team

March 2, 2018 Issue of UConn Today

Committee members volunteered for the task because of a belief in the impact this report will have on our country’s health as well as internationally for the next 10 years, says UConn's Linda Pescatello.
uthoring an 800-page report that represents a systematic review of the scientific literature surrounding physical activity and health throughout the course of a decade was, itself, a feat of endurance.

That was a mantle the University of Connecticut’s Linda Pescatello, and 16 other top researchers throughout the nation, agreed to take on as the federal Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.