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.
We will be in touch in the coming weeks about opportunities to urge Congress to take action on this important legislation. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Director of Education Advocacy