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The President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition is co-leading a strategy to advance joint use with the National Recreation and Park Association

The National Physical Activity Plan includes joint use agreements (JUAs) as important strategies in both the Education sector and the Parks, Fitness Recreation and Sport (PFRS) sector. The Make the Move Report – 2010-2011 National Implementation of the U.S. Physical Activity Plan lists increasing the number of JUAs by 10% over the next 5 years as a priority for the PRFS sector. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition is co-leading this strategy with the National Recreation and Park Association. Click the link above to access the referenced documents.

Kresge Foundation: City Project shows safe parks and recreation areas encourage healthy living, better quality of life

Low-income, park-poor communities in California’s North Orange County stand to benefit from increased access to green space, says a recent policy report. The City Project’s findings show that safe parks and recreational areas encourage healthy living habits leading to a better quality of life.  The January 2011 report, “Healthy Parks, Schools and Communities: Green Access and Equity for Orange County,” is part of The City Project’s multiphase project to map and analyze park access and equity in nine southern California counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, Kern, Santa Barbara, and Imperial. The aim is to provide up-to-date information about green-access issues to concerned citizens, community groups, government officials, planners, funders, and other decision makers. The Kresge Foundation supported the work.

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