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Wellness Bulletin September 14, 2015
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September 14, 2015

Happy Monday!

During the month of September, the NCRPA Wellness Initiative is recognizing National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month by spreading information and increasing awareness of childhood obesity across the state of North Carolina. After all, it is part of our mission to encourage healthier lives in our communities!

If you haven’t heard, NCRPA is pleased to announce that the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) and NCRPA have collaborated to build healthier communities by providing grants to install PlayPrints at outdoor spaces across the state. PlayPrints grants have been awarded to over forty local park and recreation departments across the state.What exactly are PlayPrints?PlayPrints are markings of colorful shapes, images and games painted on open pavement! For more information, please the recent NCRPA PlayPrints press release! My current blog focuses on way to use ground markings to encourage youth and your community to become more physically active.

If you have ideas or suggestions of promoting activity within your local parks, then please share by submitting or emailing us on the wellness site here:(,


Colleen Dougherty
Graduate Assistant,NC Recreation & Park Association
883 Washington St, Raleigh, NC27605

North Carolina Recreation and Park Association
883 Washington St, Raleigh, NC 27506


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