Trump intends to appoint Dr. Oz to sport, fitness, and nutrition council

The White House announced last Friday that President Donald Trump plans to appoint Mehmet Oz, MD, known on television as Dr. Oz, to his council on sport, fitness, and nutrition.

The President’s council is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and intends to engage, educate, and empower “all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition,” according to the HHS website.

Oz is a well-known television host, with his own show on health and medical issues just having been renewed for its 11th and 12th seasons. Oz also received the coveted Visionary Award at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium in New York City two years ago, and has long been a proponent of lifestyle medicine for weight loss and chronic disease management.

Other individuals President Trump intends to appoint include former bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno, famous for playing the Hulk in the television show "The Incredible Hulk" in the 1970s and '80s, and New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Council members will serve two-year terms.