Tag: "Childrens Health"

New Research Reveals Alarming Lack of Play for Pre-School Children

A recent study revealed that the three-fourths of U.S. children who currently attend child care centers are largely sedentary, engaging in vigorous activity for a mere 2-3% of their day. The research, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, has been garnering a lot of attention for its alarming findings. According to [...]

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From the Ground Up: The Making of a Children’s Forest

From the Ground Up: The Making of a Children’s Forest

After Richard Louv gave an inspiring talk in Bend, OR, in May 2010, a group of children and nature advocates from around our region formed an informal network to keep the conversation alive. Members included representatives from the healthcare community, parks and recreation, Deschutes National Forest, geographic organizations, conservation education nonprofits and the schools – [...]

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Important New Research Links Nature and Children’s Health

An important new paper has just been released that further links children’s time in nature to their overall health. The paper, Using Nature and Outdoor Activity to Improve Children’s Health, was written by Leyla E. McCurdy, MPhil, Kate E. Winterbottom, MPH, Suril S. Mehta, MPH, and James R. Roberts, MD, MPH, and published in the [...]

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