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National Health Campaign Reaches 228,000 Youth in Three Years

Children across the country are reaping the benefits of a national out-of-school-time initiative aimed at improving childhood nutrition and increasing physical activity through local parks and recreation. Now in its third year, The National Recreation and Park Association's (NRPA) Commit to Health campaign, which utilizes the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity standards first adopted by the National AfterSchool Association, has been implemented by 1,250 park and recreation sites nationally—with an impact on more than 228,000 youth enrolled in out-of-school-time programming.

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NSPF Releases Advanced Service Technician Course

The National Swimming Pool Foundation introduces a comprehensive blended training program to the aquatic industry: Advanced Service Technician Course.

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NRPA Awards Grant Funding for New Nature Discovery Program

The National Recreation and Park Association has selected four park and recreation agencies to receive funding for its new Wildlife Explorer's program.

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PHIT Introduced in Congress

PHIT, the fitness industry's top federal legislative priority, was introduced recently in Congress.

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Keep America Beautiful Partners to Boost Recycling in Flint Schools

The Coca-Cola Company, Nestle Waters North America, the PepsiCo Foundation and the Walmart Foundation announced that they have partnered to fund an integrated recycling education and awareness initiative for the 10,000 school students affected by the Flint water crisis.

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Study: Private Schools Offer Fewer Athletic Training Services

A new study reveals that a greater percentage of U.S. public secondary schools than private secondary schools offer athletic training services to meet the health care needs of their student athletes.

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A Look at Trends in Camps

Camp facilities provide a natural respite from the workaday world. Here, we take a look at trends in these facilities, from campgrounds to youth camps and beyond.

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Stumbling Blocks: Kids in Child Care Centers Not Getting Adequate Exercise

And who's at fault? Possibly, parental and societal values about injury prevention and kindergarten readiness, according to a study published in Pediatrics.

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Teaching Healthy Eating: Connecting Communities to Healthier Lifestyles

From nutrition counseling and education to farmers markets and community gardens, parks and other organizations have found myriad ways to try to improve the health of the communities they serve.

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Your Best Fest Yet: Trends and Strategies for Fun Events and Festivals

Before you get your fest off the ground, find out more about best practices and clever innovations that others have engaged to attract a crowd.

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Joining Forces: Partnerships Helps Parks, Recreation Facilities Improve Effectiveness

Developing partnerships with other organizations, whether they are nonprofit or for-profit, is vital in helping to make recreation facilities more effective in executing their plans for new or existing developments or programs.

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