Health Resources


NEEF Health Care Provider Resources:

Did Your Child Play Outside Today? Poster 24 by 46 inches
Did Your Child Play Outside Today? Poster 11 by 17 inches


Synthesis of Research on Health Benefits of Nature, Children & Nature Network

Synthesis of Research on Mental Health Benefits of Nature, Children & Nature Network

Science Daily meta analysis confirms benefits of outdoor exercise


Health benefits of play in nature, The New York Times
• Resurrecting Free Play in Young Children, American Medical Association
• The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development, American Academy of Pediatrics
• Benefits of Nature for Children’s Health, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
Conserving Land; Preserving Public Health, Land Alliance Trust
Healthy Parks, Healthy People, School of Health & Social Development, Deakin University, Australia
Children’s Health and Nature, National Environmental Education Foundation
• Ecotherapy: The Green Agenda for Mental Health, MIND
Healthy parks, healthy people: The health benefits of contact with nature in a park context (A review of relevant literature)
Conserving Land; Preserving Human Health: Evidence suggests that children and adults benefit so much from contact
with nature that land conservation can now be viewed as a public health strategy; by Howard Frumkin, M.D., and Richard Louv
Sydney Morning Herald – More Fertile Imagination: From the Sydney Morning Herald
Benefits of Gardening for Children: Fact Sheet•Letter from Children & Nature Network to Committee on LEED for Neighborhood Development,
• U.S. Green Building Council

Health Initiatives

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Healthy Communities Program
Shaping a Healthier Generation: Successful State Strategies to Prevent Childhood Obesity