Spring Arrives!

Now is the time to plan and prepare the vegetable garden. Encourage the kids to help and this Early Spring Green Desk Post...

Visit the Green Desk

Visit the virtual Green Desk and sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date with the Actual Green Desk...

San Antonio Botanical Garden Design Charrette

Family Adventure Garden design Charrette with the Ten Eyck Group, Terra Design Studio, and garden staff.

Edible Schoolyard, Greensboro Children's Museum

The Edible Schoolyard at the Greensboro Children's Museum is a "seed-to-table" educational facility offering gardening, cooking, and healthy nutrition...

News

Preventing Obesity by Design in the News

The Raleigh News and Observer reports on the NC Insitute of Medicine Preventing Obesity Task Force Summit, held March 19 in Raleigh, NC. Robin Moore represented NLI and the POD approach on the task force and A Safe Place, the POD-Wake site, is featured in this story.

Read the full story here.

Preventing Obesity by Design (POD) Research Article Published

Childcare Outdoor Renovation as a Built Environment Health Promotion Strategy: Evaluating the Preventing Obesity by Design Intervention. 

Published in the American Journal of Health Promotion (Vol. 28, No. 3) this article shows that site layout attributes are associated with higher levels of physical activity in the childcare setting, while teacher interaction is associated with a decreased level of physical activity in children. The full article is available here.

Events

POD3 Western Regional Sympoisum

The Natural Learning Initiative at College of Design, NC State University is offering a one-day symposium, Design for Early Childhood Health and Outdoor Learningto early childhood professionals within and close to Buncombe and Haywood Counties.

We will explore ideas on how to design, plan, and manage the outdoor environment for early childhood through plenary presentations and hands-on sessions. 

POD3 Beaufort Hyde Regional Symposium

The Natural Learning Initiative at College of Design, NC State University offered a one-day symposium, Healthy Early Childhood Outdoor Learning Environmentsto early childhood professionals within and close to Beaufort-Hyde Counties.
 

We explored ideas on how to design, plan, and manage the outdoor environment for early childhood through plenary presentations and hands-on sessions.