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Urban Wildlife Inspires Greater Need for Healthy Communities

12/23/2010 // By Miguel Mejia

This past weekend, I was inspired by one of the most awesome spectacles I’ve witnessed since moving to the nation’s capital: On my ride home from some Christmas shopping, I took a look across a reservoir in northern Washington, DC […] Read more >

“Let’s Move Outside!” Picking Up Steam at White House

12/2/2010 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

I attended the White House physical activity briefing and was joined by about 100 others who support this key pillar of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative.
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Outdoor Time Helps Kids Get Sunshine Vitamin

11/30/2010 // By Mary Burnette

Vitamin D levels are increased by the Institute of Medicine. Mother Nature can help kids get their recommended daily amount. Read more >

How Much Outdoor Play Time Does Your Child Need? What the Experts Say

11/25/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

Many parents are aware their kids are spending too much time indoors watching TV and playing video and computer games.  A recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that the average eight to eighteen year old kid is now […] Read more >

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NWF and Let’s Move! in Estes Park, Colorado

10/12/2010 // By NWF

This post was written by Patrick Fitzgerald, NWF’s Director of Education Advocacy. Hello from Colorado! This week I’m at the 125th anniversary of camping celebration at the beautiful YMCA of the Rockies’ Estes Park Center.  The center sits 8,000 feet […] Read more >

NWF and Georgia Affiliate Host Summit on Children and the Outdoors

10/8/2010 // By NWF

On Saturday, October 23rd, the Georgia Wildlife Federation and the National Wildlife Federation in partnership with the Georgia No Child Left Inside Coalition are hosting the Georgia Summit on Children and the Outdoors. The summit will provide an opportunity for […] Read more >

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.
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Off and Running! NWF Helps Launch National Physical Activity Plan

5/4/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

This week, NWF joined a coalition of experts to release the first National Physical Activity Plan, a spankin’ new initiative that aims to beef up our nation’s health.
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8 Simple Tips To Grow Active, Healthy Kids

2/3/2010 // By Guest Author

Seven hours and 38 minutes. That’s how much time you may spend sleeping each night or working each day. It’s also how much time kids ages 8-18 spend on average each day consuming media, such as watching TV, playing video […] Read more >

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Parents: 10 Reasons Kids Need Fresh Air

1/1/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There Campaign aims to educate tens of million of U.S. moms and dads on the importance of helping their kids have more time outdoors and providing tools to do so. Reasons a Parent Should Care: Stronger bones […] Read more >