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Park and Rec Access Improves Children Health

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Park and Rec Access Improves Children Health

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Nature and Context

Obesity is a serious and worsening public health problem. An eight-year longitudinal study of 3,173 children from 12 communities in Southern California suggests that if all children have access to parkland and recreation programs near their homes, over 9.5% of boys and 8.3% of girls would move from being overweight to being normal weight, and 2.6% of boys and 2.1% of girls would move from being obese to being merely overweight.

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  • The occurrence of overweight risk and high body mass index (BMI) status in youth age 2–19 years increased to approximately 32% by 2003–2006, up from approximately 15% in the 1970’s

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  1. National Center for Biotechnology Information - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4380517/

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