Prescription for Health

Getting outside and playing is one of the best things that kids can do to stay healthy and happy. Doctor Outdoors says get out and play for at least 30 minutes a day.

Fewer of today’s children regularly play outside than their parents did. Only 21% of today’s kids regularly play outside compared to 71% of their parents. One in three children in overweight. One in six is obese.

A great prescription to solve this problem is to get outdoors every day and play for 30 minutes or more. Not only will you connect with family and friends, but you will possibly lower your blood pressure, help fight the symptoms of ADHD, reduce anxiety and depression, increase your appreciation for the outdoors, and you will be healthier.

Get Your Prescription for Health Card

The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife, the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve, Delaware State Parks, and the Delaware Nature Society have created family-friendly outdoor activities for you and your family! Print out your free Prescription for Health RX Card and head to one of our program providers. Leave your name and email with the program provider for a chance to win a free give-away item. We will meet you outdoors!

Prescription for Health

You will find copies of these cards at Delaware State Parks, the Delaware National Estuarine Research and Reserve, the Delaware Agricultural Museum, the Delaware Nature Society, Boys and Girls Clubs in Delaware, and other locations.



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