Newsom Forms Advisory Council on Physical Fitness and Mental Well-Being

During a visit to Kern County on Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the formation of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Physical Fitness and Mental Well-Being, a new advisory council that will be tasked with exploring strategies for promoting physical and mental health, particularly among children and youth. The council will be led and convened by First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and up to 15 representatives from health and wellness organizations, youth sports programs, education, and the entertainment and fitness industry are anticipated to be named to the council at a later date.

The Advisory Council will be tasked with the following activities:

  • Advising on the development of physical activity and wellness goals for Californians of all ages.
  • Advising on methods to increase awareness among all age groups, especially among children and youth, about how physical activity, sport, nutrition, and mental wellness contribute to healthy and productive lives.
  • Encouraging intergenerational physical fitness activities, including the use of physical activity and sport to strengthen families.
  • Facilitating collaboration among federal, state, and local agencies, education, business and industry, the private sector, and others in the promotion of physical activity and mental well-being.

Additional information from the Governor’s Office is available here.