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On 10.19.17, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and AIA New York held FitKids 2017, a half-day symposium that brought together a cohort of leaders across education, health, and design to share ideas and strategies for creating quality, active, and playful spaces in schools and surrounding communities.

From building new to leveraging existing physical spaces, the event examined and elevated a variety of pragmatic and achievable design approaches to advance access to spaces that support physical activity to improve overall student health and prevent obesity, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic conditions, affording children the opportunity to become healthy adults.


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