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New Series Aims to Empower Students With Healthy Habits

The Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) recently introduced its first-ever Health Education Youth Empowerment Series to help students develop the skills they need to make decisions, and implement change in their lives and the lives of others.

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Proposed Revision to ASTM Standard Aims to Reduce Turf Field Hardness

A proposed revision to an ASTM International impact-attenuation standard aims to reduce the hardness of synthetic turf fields.

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TPL: Voters Passed $1.5 Billion for Parks in Recent Election

Voters across America passed local and state ballot measures that will provide more than $1.5 billion for parks and conservation, The Trust for Public Land announced.

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JCC Association Receives $1.9 Million Investment in Early Childhood Educators

The Jim Joseph Foundation announced it will invest $1.9 million in the professional development of early childhood education directors through the JCC Association of North America's Sheva Early Childhood Directors Institute.

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IAAPA Previews Rides & Attractions Coming in 2018

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions released its annual preview of major new rides and attractions opening in 2018 at amusement parks, waterparks, family entertainment centers, science centers, museums, zoos and aquariums around the world.

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OAK 2017 Award Winners Announced

The Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) announced the recipients of the 2017 "OAK Awards." A bipartisan and bicameral group of lawmakers and several OAK members received awards.

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Nutrition & Diet Counseling Programs

Nutrition & Diet Counseling Programs

While nutrition and diet counseling programs were not among the top major programs currently offered by respondents to the Industry Report survey, more than one in five said they do currently provide such programs.

Some 21.5 percent of respondents said they currently offer nutrition and diet counseling programs. Health and fitness clubs, as well as Ys, were the most likely to report that they currently provide this type of programming.

Looking forward, some 13.7 percent of those with plans to add more programs at their facilities over the next couple of years will be adding nutrition and diet counseling programs. Again, they were led by respondents from health and fitness clubs, as well as community sports and recreation centers.

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In the Swim: Creativity & Variety Boost Aquatic Success

If you want your aquatic facility to succeed, you need to create innovative programs that appeal to a range of swimmers and fitness-seekers. Here, we take a look at some of the latest ideas in aquatic programming.

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From the Ground Up: How Grounds Maintenance Professionals Keep Moving Forward

Maintaining the beautiful grounds of sports facilities, parks and other green spaces requires constant attention. Staying educated and connecting with peers helps keep these professionals on top of their game.

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On-Trend Locker Room Design

If you want to impress your guests, you have to move beyond the gang showers and loud metal lockers of the past. The latest locker room amenities provide a sense of safety and privacy.

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Back to the Garden: The Kitchen Community in Memphis & Other Locations

At The Kitchen Community's gardens in various cities across the country, children learn how to grow and eat healthy.

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Look Out Below! Evaluating Your Playground Surface Options

What kind of playground safety surface is best? The answer is, it depends. The context of your site, as well as your long-term maintenance capabilities can have a big impact.

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Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

2018 STMA Conference & Exhibition, Jan. 16 to 19 in Ft. Worth, Texas, presented by The Sports Turf Managers Association (
FEC Summit 2018, Jan. 28 to 30 in Laguna Beach, Calif., presented by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (
2018 AOAP 7th Annual Conference & Exposition, Feb. 5 to 8 in St. Pete Beach, Fla., presented by The Association of Aquatic Professionals (
ACA 2018 National Conference, Feb. 20 to 23 in Orlando, Fla., presented by the American Camp Association (

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