2015 Position statement on active outdoor play

Authors: The Position Statement was developed by a diverse group of partners, stakeholders and researchers.

The final Position Statement on Active Outdoor Play states: "Access to active play in nature and outdoors--with its risks--is essential for healthy child development. We recommend increasing children's opportunities for self-directed play outdoors in all settings--at home, at school, in child care, the community and nature."

The Position Statement: Full download

Details on the process to develop the Position Statement can be found here:

Position Statement on Active Outdoor Play

Authors: Mark S. Tremblay,  Casey Gray,  Shawna Babcock,  Joel Barnes,  Christa Costas Bradstreet,  Dawn Carr,  Guylaine Chabot,  Louise Choquette, David Chorney,  Cam Collyer,  Susan Herrington,  Katherine Janson,  Ian Janssen,  Richard Larouche,  William Pickett,  Marlene Power, Ellen Beate Hansen Sandseter,  Brenda Simon and  Mariana Brussoni

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12(6), 6475-6505

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Position+Statement+on+Active+Outdoor+Play

The Position Statement was informed by two systematic reviews looking at the best available evidence on the topic outdoor time, risky play, physical activity and health in children aged 3-12 years The systematic reviews to inform the position statement can be found here:

What Is the Relationship between Outdoor Time and Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Physical Fitness in Children? A Systematic Review

Authors:  Casey Gray,  Rebecca Gibbons,  Richard Larouche,  Ellen Beate Hansen Sandseter,  Adam Bienenstock,  Mariana Brussoni,  Guylaine Chabot, Susan Herrington,  Ian Janssen,  William Pickett,  Marlene Power,  Nick Stanger,  Margaret Sampson and  Mark S. Tremblay

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12(6), 6455-6474

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And here:

What is the Relationship between Risky Outdoor Play and Health in Children? A Systematic Review

Authors: Mariana Brussoni,  Rebecca Gibbons,  Casey Gray,  Takuro Ishikawa,  Ellen Beate Hansen Sandseter,  Adam Bienenstock,  Guylaine Chabot, Pamela Fuselli,  Susan Herrington,  Ian Janssen,  William Pickett,  Marlene Power,  Nick Stanger,  Margaret Sampson and  Mark S. Tremblay

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12(6), 6423-6454

PubMed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26062038