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C&NN hopes you will use this collection of scientific literature to browse, learn and share current and emerging findings that can help make a solid case based on the research to policy-makers, school boards, community groups, health providers, urban planners and others that can influence the systems to connect children, families and communities to nature.

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Neighborhood safety and green space as predictors of obesity among preschool children from low-income families in New York City

Increased density of residential trees is associated with lower prevalence of obesity in preschoolers

Fast-food restaurants, park access, and insulin resistance among Hispanic youth

Increased access to parks is associated with lower insulin resistance in adolescents, but results differ by gender

Risks and benefits of green spaces for children: A cross-sectional study of associations with sedentary behavior, obesity, asthma, and allergy

Relationship of nature exposure to childhood obesity, screen time, asthma and allergy depends on the type of greenness measured

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