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We Can’t Run Away From Shocking Obesity Statistics, but Getting Outside is a Step in the Right Direction

7/14/2011 // By Jenna Peters

While 90 degree temperatures were the deciding factor in leaving my bike locked up, walking sneakers in the closet, and metro card in hand this morning, I could not help but think about how lucky I am to have the …


Get Your Nature On!

6/15/2011 // By Jenna Peters

  While following TV shows like Lost (yes, I am in love with Sawyer) over 6 seasons and staying up late to watch playoff basketball seems like the obvious best choice for weeknights, watching TV appears to have taken over as …

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Secretary Vilsack Announces $1,000,000 for Children’s Forests, Getting More Kids in the Woods

4/15/2011 // By Jenna Peters

As today’s technologically advanced and media driven society reaches all ages, more and more children are opting to jump behind a computer screen or television rather than jumping on a bike or in a soccer goal. The sweeping disconnect with …

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Healthy Parks, Healthy People!

4/6/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

  Today I’m attending the Healthy Parks, Healthy People conference at the Institute for the Golden Gate outside of San Francisco.  It is a gathering of a surprisingly diverse mix of 100 public health, park and recreation, community outreach and …

Let’s Move Outside!, Outdoors Alliance for Kids Launched

6/1/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

NWF and a broad community representing businesses and non-profits announced a new national coalition, called the Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK), aimed to address the growing divide between children and families and the natural world.

Let’s Move! Tackling Childhood Obesity With the Great Outdoors

5/14/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

First Lady Michelle Obama this week released an action plan called Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity Within a Generation. The new report provides a national road map of solutions to tackle this health issue.

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