| Getting Youth Active Toolkit | Overview
Getting Youth Active Toolkit for the Trade is maintained by The Outdoor Foundation to help grow participation in active outdoor recreation and improve the health of young people in America. The growing concern among outdoor businesses and enthusiasts over youth inactivity and obesity makes this initiative a top priority for the outdoor community.
Did you know?
- The average child spends 35 hours a week in front of the television.
- Less than 25% of school-aged children participate in daily physical activity.
- Physical inactivity is the primary cause of a 10% increase in childhood obesity.
- Students who do not participate in regular physical education or community recreation programs are far more likely to become inactive adults.
Retail Tip Sheet
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Outdoor retailers, manufacturers and non-profits alike are going the extra mile to Get Youth Active. A series of case studies produced by The Outdoor Foundation showcase a variety of these efforts. Read More
The Outdoor Foundation's index of youth inactivity and obesity research. See why studies support the need for programs like Getting Youth Active. Read More