July 01, 2009

Today in Play: State obesity rankings released, and more!

According to a study just published by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the rate of obesity is on the rise in 23 states over the past year, and no state experienced a significant decline. It seems more critical than ever that we make play a priority - get kids moving to help prevent childhood obesity!

Play Days
One of the 2008 Playful City USA communities - Springdale, Ark. - is planning to host a Play Day in August.

KaBOOM! Playspace Finder
A blogger in Connecticut encourages readers to use the KaBOOM! Playspace Finder to find parks when they're going on road trips.

Upcoming and recent playground builds
Here are some more photos from the KaBOOM! playground build at the Developing Families Center with the National Academy of Sciences.

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