DIRECTIONS Spring 2009

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Many of us approach this season happily thinking of the time we'll spend outside and the abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables on our tables. From a public health perspective, these thoughts also bring up questions about populations that miss out on the health benefits of good food and recreation or take undue safety risks as they venture outdoors.

Directions_cover_th.gifAs the school year wraps up and youth across the nation begin their summer vacations, families gain a renewed opportunity to focus on healthy lifestyle choices at home. But PHMC's Community Health Data Base (CHDB) research shows that not all Pennsylvanians receive the proper amount of nutrition and fitness to maintain a healthy lifestyle.