Health Care Professionals
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Get your kids away from the screen and into nature with this screen-free toolkit!

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Pediatricians can do more than prescribe nature. They can show parents how to get outside – with this free toolkit that shows parents how they can band together with other families for green exercise.
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[+] Nature Clubs for Families

Pediatricians and other health care professionals can look to their communities for allies, and they can also help build the movement. C&NN’s action guide shows you how.
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[+] C&NN Reports and Publications

Using a “train-the-trainer” approach, the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) holds workshops to prepare pediatric health care providers to serve as “nature champions.” Recommend these to your community health professionals.
[+] Visit NEEF. Find out more.

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With our children being the first generation that will have a shorter lifespan then their parents, this list of serious health issues can be the first step to prevention.  Addressing childhood obesity and its related issues, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and vitamin-D deficiency.

This form is designed to be administered by the primary health care provider in less than five minutes in order to capture most of the common environment exposures to children.

 

A presentation given by James R. Roberts, MD, MPH, a National Environmental Education Foundation advisor.

4The NNEF’s goal in creating this campaign is to “call on pediatric health care providers to prescribe outdoor time to kids ages 7-12 and to recommend accessible nature programs that fulfill this prescription.”
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The Landscape and Human Health Lab’s research has shown that performing activities in green settings can reduce children’s Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder symptoms.  Explore the article that analyzes a Midwestern-based survey of parents of children with AD/HD and how green outdoor settings were better for their child’s symptoms than activities that typically occur in indoor.