REC REPORT FEATURES

July 2018

ACSM & Wellcoaches Expand Offerings for Fitness Pros

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Wellcoaches Corp. have announced the expansion of their 16-year partnership with two newly co-branded programs in coach training and behavior change.

Grants Help Local Trail Projects

Local trail projects are receiving funding to help with trail maintenance, trail building and community engagement projects nationwide. Recipients of the 2018 Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund grants were announced recently by the Rails-to-Trails (RTC) Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.

Grant to Boost Meals & Nutrition for Kids

Through a $1.5 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to the National Recreation and Park Association, kids in a handful of states will see more healthy meals during out-of-school time, along with better access to nutrition education and healthy living practices.

Trust for Public Land Releases ParkServe Database

The Trust for Public Land recently launched ParkServe, which provides free and straightforward access to a comprehensive database of American parks. This site is part of Trust for Public Land’s movement to put a park or natural area within a 10-minute walk of every American. Containing information for 14,000 cities, ParkServe shows users what areas have access to parks within a 10-minute walk and suggests areas for new parks. The Trust for Public Land recently launched ParkServe, which provides free and straightforward access to a comprehensive database of American parks. This site is part of Trust for Public Land’s movement to put a park or natural area within a 10-minute walk of every American. Containing information for 14,000 cities, ParkServe shows users what areas have access to parks within a 10-minute walk and suggests areas for new parks.

CPSC Asks for Vigilance to Prevent Child Drowning

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported in May that fatal child drowning incidents in swimming pools that involve children younger than 5 have not increased much from last year’s reports. However, fatal and nonfatal child incidents in pools and spas continue to pose a public health risk across the United States. Ann Marie Buerkle, the CPSC’s acting chairman, is urging vigilance while children are in and around the water this summer.

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