Thirty Minute Talk
The Play Prescription -An International Health Solution
Presented by the Honorable Fran P Mainella
Former USA National Park Director; Visiting Scholar Clemson University; Co- Chair US Play Coalition
This session will focus on the health benefits of play and the success of medical doctors prescribing play as a prescription. The USA National Parks have instituted this concept thru their Park Prescriptions. Also many cities like Washington DC are having success with this effort. The greening of cities is needed in order to provide the “place for play”. The American Academy of Pediatricians have mandated 60 minutes of unstructured play every day for children as a key preventive health action.