As a PHA partner, OIA and the Outdoor Foundation is committed to getting over 100,000 kids outdoors and active, particularly at our nation’s national parks during the National Park Service’s centennial year. The association and foundation built a web-based platform that allows nonprofit programs and schools across the country to find funding to get children active outdoors. Their Parks4Kids program funds local projects that connect kids with parks, and supports the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary through the Every Kid in a Park initiative. With this program, fourth graders across the country – and their families – received free admission to any of America’s national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests and other federal lands and waters for a full year.
Nearly 1 in 3 children and adolescents are either overweight or have obesity