By NCPPA

Public park and recreation agencies and school districts in many areas have utilized Joint Use Agreements (JUA) for years. The National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN) “defines a JUA as a formal agreement between two separate government entities – stating terms and conditions for shared use of public property or facilities.” Pooling of resources allows for more effective use of government dollars, which in today’s economy takes on even greater meaning as well as a heightened sense of urgency.…

Inattentiveness, procrastination, fidgetiness, and disorganized work habits are just a few of the symptoms of ADHD. For a child with ADHD, such behaviors impair functioning at school, home, and their ability to maintain relationships with peers. The cause of ADHD is largely unknown and likely to be a multi-factorial interplay between genetic and environmental influences.…

This week we highlight some current news articles regarding physical activity as a family event.

Family Workouts Establish Bonds (source: Wisconsin Rapids Tribune) Article discusses the added benefit of relationship building that can come from participating in physical activity as a family.

Family Fitness Challenge: How to have a fun, active summer (source: USA Today) Article discusses ways for families to be active together this summer with six weekly activities.…

By PCFSN

Credit: Steve Hillebrand/US Fish and Wildlife Service

With millions of acres of public lands and thousands of miles of rivers, Americans have access to an amazing outdoor “gym” in which they can pursue a variety of activities. Between the National Park Service  and the Forest Service alone, there are approximately 160,000 miles of trails, 58 national parks, and more than 14,000 recreational sites.…