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Making the Connection: Physical Activity and Positive Youth Development | Leadership for Healthy Communities

The Leadership for Healthy Communities national program ended on February 15, 2015.

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Making the Connection: Physical Activity and Positive Youth Development

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This brief examines how policies and programs to help youth be active—particularly through organized recreation and sports—can prevent childhood obesity and develop positive social and emotional skills. It also provides a menu of policy options for leaders at the federal, state and local levels who are interested in promoting high-quality opportunities for youth in their communities.