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April 7, 2008

Case of "Nature Deficit Disorder?" Try a "Green Hour"

In lives filled with cartoon characters wearing square pants, video games and shrinking backyards, many American children are suffering from "nature deficit disorder," a condition associated with kids who spend less time outdoors. Marti Erickson, director of the Harris Programs at the University of Minnesota, says connecting kids and the outdoors has a positive impact from head to toe.

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