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JULY 2019 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

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Diabetes Declines, National DPP Program Helped

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) released a new study showing that new cases of diagnosed diabetes in the United States have decreased by 35 percent since reaching a 20-year peak in 2009. This is the first sign that efforts to stop the nation's diabetes epidemic are working.

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NRPA Recognizes Innovators in Parks & Rec

The National Recreation and Park Association announced the recipients of this year's NRPA Innovation Awards.

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Keep America Beautiful Launches Independence Day Initiative

Keep America Beautiful is launching the #Beautiful4th campaign to encourage those partaking in July 4th activities to celebrate responsibly by cleaning up after themselves, or even engaging in broader cleanup activities.

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USGA Awards Grant Funding to Local First Tee Chapters

USGA CEO Mike Davis, Vice Chairman of the First Tee Board and former PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem, and First Tee President Greg McLaughlin came together at the 119th U.S. Open Championship to recognize USGA's longstanding commitment to bringing young people to the game through First Tee.

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Dallas Gets New Mini-Pitch

Dallas Park and Recreation Department, Target and the U.S. Soccer Foundation unveiled a new soccer mini-pitch at Lake Cliff Park, one of five that recently came to Dallas.

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ASLA Announces 2019 Honors Recipients

The American Society of Landscape Architects announced the 2019 Honors recipients, the highest awards presented by the Association each year.

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INDUSTRY STATS

Y Nutrition & Diet Counseling Programs

Y Nutrition & Diet Counseling Programs

Since 2013, the number of Y respondents to the Industry Report survey who report that they currently include nutrition and diet counseling programs in the programming lineup at their facilities has varied, from a high of 58.5 percent in 2014 to a low of 41.9 percent in 2015.

In 2019, 50.7 percent of Y respondents said they currently provide nutrition and diet counseling programs at their facilities. This is down slightly from 2018, when 53.1 percent said they included such programs.

Likewise, the number of Y respondents with plans to add programs who said they would be adding nutrition and diet counseling also has been variable since 2013, reaching a high of 34.6 percent in 2018 after falling to a low of 20.5 percent in 20.5 percent in 2017.

In 2019, 25.9 percent of Y respondents with plans to add programming options at their facilities said they would be adding nutrition and diet counseling programs.

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A Look at Trends in YMCAs

These nonprofit facilities provide a huge range of programs for people of all ages and abilities. Here we take a look at the latest trends in Ys and similar facilities.

For more information, read A Look at Trends in YMCAs.

A Look at Trends in Rec Centers

Community sports and recreation centers provide a place for people to get involved in a wide variety of programs. Here we take a look at the latest in these facilities.

For more information, read A Look at Trends in Rec Centers.

Aiming for Versatility: Design Trends in Multipurpose Facilities

In this feature, industry experts discuss the latest trends in multipurpose facility design, as well as the common elements that are essential in these facilities.

For more information, read Aiming for Versatility: Design Trends in Multipurpose Facilities.

Growing Green Space in New York

From new playgrounds and amenities to improving streetscapes with trees, New York City has been making impressive strides in its already-impressive parks.

For more information, read Growing Green Space in New York.

Creature Comforts: Ever-Evolving Locker Room Design

Locker room design has come a long way in the past few decades, providing more comfortable amenities that are sure to please patrons.

For more information, read Creature Comforts: Ever-Evolving Locker Room Design.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

The IHRSA Institute, Aug. 6 to 9 in Chapel Hill, N.C. (www.ihrsa.org)
FRPA Annual Conference, Aug. 26 to 29 in Orlando, Fla. (www.frpa.org)
2019 NRPA Annual Conference, Sept. 24 to 26 in Baltimore, Md. (www.nrpa.org)
ICAA Conference & Trade Show, Oct. 10 to 12 in Orlando, Fla. (www.icaa.cc)
16th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference, Oct. 16 to 18 in Williamsburg, Va. (www.thewahc.org)

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