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Children and nature: Following the trail to environmental attitudes and behavior

Decades of research points to connection between childhood time in nature and environmental attitudes

Surrounding greenness and pregnancy outcomes in four Spanish birth cohorts

Surrounding greenness is associated with increased birth weight and head circumference

Connection to nature: Children's affective attitude toward nature

Children’s connection with nature is influenced by their enjoyment of nature, empathy for creatures, sense of oneness and sense of responsibility

Environmental influences on physical activity levels in youth

Neighborhood recreation facilities positively influence children’s physical activity levels

Correlates of objectively assessed physical activity and sedentary time in children: A cross-sectional study (The European Youth Heart Study)

9-year-old children who play outdoors after school and 15-year-old children who participate in sport clubs are more physically active

Adolescents' sports and exercise environments in a US time use survey

A lot of children’s recreational physical activity takes place outdoors and with friends

Using nature and outdoor activity to improve children's health

Being physically active outdoors and in nature can improve children’s health

A qualitative investigation of Californian youth interests in the outdoors

California children want to engage in more outdoor activities, but face a number of constraints

Interaction between physical environment, social environment, and child characteristics in determining physical activity at child care

Child-care centers’ social and physical environments influence children’s physical activity levels

Parents' perception of neighbourhood environment as a determinant of screen time, physical activity and active transport

Children living in neighborhoods where parents believe that there are good parks and sidewalks spend less time engaged in screen-based behaviors, are more physically active, and are more likely to walk or bike to and from school

Independent mobility, perceptions of the built environment and children's participation in play, active travel and structured exercise and sport: The PEACH Project

Children with higher levels of independent mobility participate more in a range of physical activities

Contributions of built environment to childhood obesity

Children’s built environments influence their access to nutritious foods and physical activity

Adolescents' emotional affinity toward nature: A cross-sectional study

Children’s emotional affinity towards nature is a strong predictor of their willingness to protect the environment

What is the meaning and nature of active play for today's children in the UK?

Promoting active play may prevent typical declines in physical activity as children age, but interventions may need to be tailored by gender

Examination of perceived neighborhood characteristics and transportation on changes in physical activity and sedentary behavior: The trial of activity in adolescent girls

Having other children that play outdoors helps minimize physical activity declines in adolescent girls


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