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NWF Green Hour

Commentary on what parents should know about and can do to counteract common "nature deficit disorders" in our TV-watching, video game-playing children including encouraging a daily "Green Hour" of outside play and learning. A program of the National Wildlife Federation

Wednesday, January 11, 2006


An Epidemic Emerges

More "Green" Time Please !

A recent New York Times article examines how diabetes is becoming one of America'smost serious, yet subtle, epidemics. Public health experts, including those from the Centers from Disease Control, are now estimating that one out of every three children born in America will have diabetes during his or her lifetime. Part of the need is for improved diet but, more than anything else, the answer seems to be exercise. The article also notes how urban environments can discourage exercise and suggests more time walking and more time spent using amenities such as nature trails. Read More!

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