Obesity Levels Drop
Earlier this month, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that a new Vital Signs report shows obesity rates among low-income preschoolers in 19 states have dropped between 2008 and 2011. The First Lady stated, "We know how essential it is to set our youngest children on a path towards a lifetime of healthy eating and physical activity.”
NPT's nationally recognized education initiatives have received attention from the First Lady's Let's Move Outside! office for their focus on engaging hundreds of thousands of children in healthy outdoor recreation activities at parks across the country. In 2012, NPT launched its first preschool pilot program in Washington, D.C. Our goal is to expand the preschool program to engage our youngest children in healthy recreation in parks. Read the Vital Signs report for ways to promote health with preschoolers.