The Raleigh News and Observer reports on the NC Insitute of Medicine Preventing Obesity Task Force Summit, held March 19 in Raleigh, NC. Robin Moore represented NLI and the POD approach on the task force and A Safe Place, the POD-Wake site, is featured in this story.
Childcare Outdoor Renovation as a Built Environment Health Promotion Strategy: Evaluating the Preventing Obesity by Design Intervention.
Published in the American Journal of Health Promotion (Vol. 28, No. 3) this article shows that site layout attributes are associated with higher levels of physical activity in the childcare setting, while teacher interaction is associated with a decreased level of physical activity in children. The full article is available here.
Design for Nature Play and Learning
Join us at the 12th Annual Design Institute where we will focus on how to promote physical health and well being for children and families by providing opportunities to connect with nature through play. Evidence based design and management approaches to bring nature into children’s lives and increase their time outside will be explored at this event. Read More
We will explore ideas on how to design, plan, and manage the outdoor environment for early childhood through plenary presentations and hands-on sessions.
Creating environments for healthy human development and a healthy biosphere for generations to come.
Increasing numbers of children are losing contact with the natural world. The purpose of the Natural Learning Initiative is to promote the importance of the natural environment in the daily experience of all children, through environmental design, action research, education, and dissemination of information.