We’ve heard about how much physical activity we need and how little we get — especially children who spend hours inside playing video games.
Fortunately, a bipartisan bill in Congress can help kids get outside and move.
The Every Kid Outdoors Act (H.R. 3186) ensures that the Department of Interior’s Every Kid in a Park program continues. It gives fourth graders and their families free access to our nation’s most treasured natural resources, our national parks and lands. This will increase the chances that families like yours will take advantage of this affordable and healthy opportunity.
The bill has already passed the U.S. House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate is poised to act.
Healthy activities that children and their families can enjoy at our national parks and lands include:
- Eating healthy on a picnic
Children who spend more time outside tend to be more physically active, and opening opportunities to enjoy the outdoors can help prevent major health problems like heart disease and stroke.
We’ve made it easy for advocates like you to make your voice heard. So let you senators know the importance of this bill.
It only takes 30 seconds to make a difference. Please contact your U.S. senators in support of the Every Kid Outdoors Act.
Developing an interest in healthy outdoor activities at an early age can have a big impact on future health outcomes.
Let’s not miss the opportunity to get this bill passed.