Being active in nature makes kids healthier
By now you've probably figured out how much I love infographics. But this one is the best I've seen in a while! It's called Children and Nature: Being active in nature makes kids healthier. As a teacher who works at an environmental education center (for one more week!), the facts in here are great. I printed a copy and laminated it, to put up in my new classroom!
The two most stunning facts:
- Kids spend more than 7 hours a day with various electronic media.
- Children have lost 50% of unstructured outdoor activity over recent decades.
- Children living within 2/3 mile of a park with a playground can be 5 times more likely to have a healthy weight.
- Children who spend more time outdoors are less likely to be overweight by 27-41%.
The link to the printable pdf is here.