Thursday, May 27, 2010

Parks report indicates too few kids live close to local park


A new report released by the Centers for Disease Control indicates that lack of parks and places to play is effecting children, their weight and contributing to childhood obesity crisis.

The report called the State Indicator Report on Physical Activity 2010 points out that about 1 in 5 children have a park within a half mile from their home. Teens face a similiar obstacle to exercise as fewer than 1 in 5 have daily physical education in their high school.

The full report State Indicator Report on Physical Activity 2010 can be downloaded.