For The New Year, Pledge A Different Kind of TIME OUT

Boy_puffs_dandelion Let’s make the indoor childhood so ’00s. NWF wants Americans to open the next decade with a new type 
of ‘time out’: a New Year’s resolution to spend more of our days outside.
The Be Out There campaign invites families to make the 2010 Be Out There Resolution for health, happiness, and the great outdoors.

Everyone who makes the Be Out There Resolution will receive the Know, Go, and Grow Be Out There Toolkit with important facts, fun tips and interactive tools to help stick to the resolution.

Outdoor time significantly enhances children’s physical and mental well-being. Sadly, today’s kids don’t get enough of it. While previous generations ran around in nature until they were called in for dinner, modern children spend only four to seven minutes outdoors per day.

Research in the fields of public health, psychology, and medicine documents the toll an “indoor childhood” takes on kids. NWF launched the Be Out There movement to return to the nation’s children something they don’t even know they’ve lost—their connection to the natural world.

There’s a reason they call it the great outdoors™. NWF hopes parents will show their children what that reason is by making the 2010 Be Out There resolution at This is one Time Out kids will surely enjoy.

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Published: December 30, 2009