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To Make Children Healthier, A Doctor Prescribes A Trip To The Park


Dr. Robert Zarr, second from right, leads a hike through a park in Washington, D.C. - Diana Bowen/National Park Service

Dr. Robert Zarr, second from right, leads a hike through a park in Washington, D.C.
PHOTO: Diana Bowen/National Park Service

DC AAP Past-President, Dr. Robert Zarr, discusses the Park Rx America Prescription program on NPR’s morning edition. Park Rx America is a community health initiative designed to prescribe NATURE to patients and families to encourage outside time in one of over 350 rated green spaces/parks in Washington, DC.

When Dr. Robert Zarr wanted a young patient to get more exercise, he gave her an unusual prescription: Get off the bus to school earlier.

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