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Statistics of Play

2012-08-01, Department, by Danielle Taylor


A kid who plays and has nearby access to a park is much likelier to be a healthy weight.1 in 5: Children in the U.S. who live within walking distance of a park or playground (Centers for Disease Control).

29: Percentage of increased incidence of childhood obesity in neighborhoods without a park or playground.

5x: Likelihood of a child being a healthy weight if there ....

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Great collection of stats!