Friday, November 4, 2011

Healthy Kids Outdoors Act!

Moments ago Congressman Ron Kind (WI) and Senator Mark Udall (CO) introduced the Healthy Kids Outdoors Act in Congress!  This is a huge milestone for all of us working to reconnect children, youth and families with nature.

You can read more here and see Congressman Kind’s blog on the bill here.  

We believe that the policies proposed by the Healthy Kids Outdoors Act will advance our collective efforts to reconnect children, youth and families with the natural world, while improving our children's health, supporting economic growth and strengthening the future of conservation in America.  The legislation will achieve these goals by:
  • Directing the President to develop an inter-agency federal strategy and action plan to connect children, youth and families with the natural world;
  • Encouraging states to develop similar state-based strategies that incorporate public health, parks and recreation, transportation and other initiatives at the local level; and
  • Supporting research documenting the health, conservation and other benefits of active time spent outdoors in the natural world.

All my best,

Patrick Fitzgerald

Patrick Fitzgerald
Director of Education Advocacy
National Wildlife Federation
National Advocacy Center
901 E St, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC  20004

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