Health and Wellness Poster

Health and Wellness Poster

New Health and Wellness Poster from the NRPA (US)

Posted on 17.07.2017

Local park and recreation agencies provide health and wellness opportunities for all populations in communities across the country. As America continues to face serious health issues parks and recreation offer an affordable and accessible solution.

 

While this resource is clearly US centric, the underlying message is also relevant to Australia and applicable to Australian communities (QORF)

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What is the NRPA?

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading US non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of public parks, recreation and conservation.

Local park and recreation agencies provide crucial health and wellness opportunities for all populations in communities across the country. As America continues to face serious health issues including rising rates of chronic disease, an increased prevalence of sedentary lifestyles and poor nutrition habits, parks and recreation offer an affordable and accessible solution.

The NRPA works with local park and recreation agencies to provide tools, resources and technical assistance to improve access to healthy foods and increase opportunities for people to be physically active in their communities. Areas of focus include ensuring that all people have safe access to quality park and recreation facilities and programming; promoting healthy eating and physical activity standards; expanding access to evidence-based health prevention programs; connecting parks and the health community, and supporting programs and policies that eliminate health disparities.

 

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