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School Playgrounds and Athletic Facilities Helps To Fight Childhood Obesity

A RAND Corporation study issued today says school playgrounds and athletic facilities can be important tools in the fight against childhood obesity//, but many are locked and inaccessible to children on weekends – especially in poor and minority neighborhoods. The study is a new analysis of d...

1 in 7 Low-Income Preschoolers Is Obese

...d to be thinking about how to change our communities to be much healthier for our children," Grummer-Strawn said. There need to be better parks and playgrounds "so that children can get outside and play," he said. "We also need to improve access to healthier foods." More information For more on obesit...

NRPA Launches "Parks Build Community"

...core component in the revitalization of underserved urban communities across the country. This initiative is intended to demonstrate the benefits that playgrounds and parks bring to the health of children and families in surrounding neighborhoods, with its first project being a playground in Northeast DC's Marvi...

First Lady Michelle Obama and California First Lady Maria Shriver Kick Off 2009 National Conference on Volunteering & Service with Playground Service Project

...ganizing and mobilizing and serving the nation that they love," said First Lady Michelle Obama. "KaBOOM!'s vision of having community volunteers build playgrounds for kids within walking distance of their homes will not only help these children live healthier lives, but it is also a terrific example of this Admi...

AMA Cheers Senate Passage of Historic Tobacco Regulation Bill

...ow have to disclose ingredients and use stronger warning labels. "New bans on all outdoor tobacco advertising within 1,000 feet of schools and playgrounds and on tobacco-brand sponsorships of sports and entertainment events will help keep tobacco advertising away from kids. Approximately 1,000 kids beco...

Summer Fun Need Not Be Hazardous

...ave some sort of barrier. Actively supervise children when they play on a playground and make sure they use age-appropriate equipment. Look for playgrounds where the surfaces are covered at least 12 inches deep with shredded rubber, hardwood fiber mulch or fine sand, extending at least six feet in all di...

Ladders, Swings and More Can Cause Peril

... Do not use broken equipment or tools. Install outdoor handrails, especially if the household includes elderly or frail people. Keep children off playgrounds with hard surfaces. Don't let children engage in activities inappropriate for their age. Supervise younger children at all times. Don't dive in ...

UIC receives $1M HUD grant to study green healthy housing

... Integrated pest management and lower-toxicity pesticides may improve neurological outcomes; security and safety improvements may reduce stress; and playgrounds and other features of the built environment may reduce injuries lead to improved cardiovascular health, he said. "A similar study done in London fo...

ABCs and No Skinned Knees: Study Reveals Various Barriers to Physical Activity in Child Care

..., win more friendships, and develop their social skills. Other barriers to physical activity cited include licensing standards that made outdoor playgrounds unchallenging and uninteresting to children, and a lack of indoor play space and equipment that would foster activity when children had to stay inside...

Connecting the Dots: For the First Time a Safety Report Links Research on a Child's Development and the Risk of Unintentional Injury With Age-Appropriate Safety Recommendations

...tain chemicals and poisons in them. To keep your 1-to 4-year old safer: Provide safe places to play. Only allow your child to play on playgrounds with 12 inches of safe surfaces such as shredded rubber, hardwood fiber/mulch or fine sand below the equipment to create a softer landing in case of a...
Playgrounds in Biological News

UC's NIH grant brings technology from outer space to playgrounds

Caretakers of children who are especially susceptible to air pollution (which can lead to increased risks of respiratory disease) will be able to identify locations in their everyday lives that contain high levels of particulate matter, thanks to research by an interdisciplinary team led by the Un...

Case Western Reserve University study looks at keeping migrant workers' children healthy

...so will learn what physical activities children participate in and whether living in a rural farm environment possibly too far from organized sports, playgrounds and dependable transportation might also be part of the obesity problem, she said. She also has financial funding support from her postdoctoral sch...
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