Delaware Children In Nature

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Working Committee Health and Fitness

Childhood obesity is a serious concern in Delaware, and outdoor play can help families and children maintain healthier, more active lifestyles together. This committee will work to raise awareness about those connections.


Committee Co-Chairs

Ron Breeding, Nemours

Email ronnie.breeding@nemours.org

Telephone 302-396-0117


Fred Gatto, Delaware Division of Public Health

Email fred.gatto@state.de.us

Telephone 302-739-2547



Objectives for 2013-14

  • Raise community and family awareness of childhood obesity and the connection between health and nature play via an updated Rack Card Health Prescription for doctors and health professionals.
  • Encourage outdoor play as part of physical education classes by offering “CIN Endorsed” professional development for educators.
  • Work with Healthy Food for Healthy Kids to expand school vegetable gardens.