Dr. Mary Brown, pediatrician at Central Oregon Pediatric Associates and Deschutes Children’s Forest board member was featured in Parade Magazine, discussing the importance of ‘Vitamin N’. According to some of the nation’s top pediatricians, exposure to the natural world is considered a cure for various childhood health threats.
“Nature (Vitamin N) can have a profound positive effect on children’s mental and physical health. Connecting children with nature has many positive effects that can last a lifetime” -Dr. Mary Brown.
Read the full article here: http://www.parade.com/222813/juliebawdendavis/are-your-kids-vitamin-n-deficient/
Deschutes Children’s Forest has a focus on advocating for the health benefits of time spent in the outdoors. Our Family Time Outside brochures, distributed through local doctors, provide ideas, safety tips, and information about the health benefits of outdoor activities. These brochures also feature a seasonal insert of specific programs in Central Oregon, provided by Deschutes Children’s Forest partners.
“Introducing this idea in the pediatrician’s office has been a powerful way to present the DCF message. Families are asking for the inserts already!” -Dr. Kristi Nix, Mosaic Medical