Surgeon General Campaign

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The U.S. Surgeon General is our nation’s leading health authority. That is why the National Wildlife Federation and its partners are asking Dr. Regina Benjamin to issue a “Call-to-Action” to promote the health benefits of getting kids engaged in regular unstructured outdoor play time. Along with over 200 health, conservation and youth organizations, and 16,000 individuals, National Wildlife Federation is urging the Surgeon General to make time outdoors a health priority for children.

Learn more about why it's important for the Surgeon General to promote outdoor time for children.  

View the Citizen's Petition and the Organizational Sign-on Letter to the Surgeon General regarding outdoor play.

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