Did you know that children have lost 50% of unstructured outdoor activity in the past few decades? The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children be physically active for at least 60 minutes throughout the day, and that consistent physical activity is the key to increased mental and physical health.
NEEF's Children and Nature Infographic offers a visual display of statistics concerning the amount of time children spend in nature and how being active in nature can lead to improved health outcomes. Educators, health care professionals, parents, and caretakers may find it useful when advocating for increased time spent engaging with the outdoors.
A preview of the infographic is below. You can download the full-size version using the link at the bottom of the page.