A component fund of the Upper Valley Region of New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Education & Awareness

Children's Fund of the Upper Valley featured in NH Charitable Fund Annual Report

2013 NH Charitable Fund Annual Report

The NH Charitable Fund article reads:

Jenny Williams and The Children’s Fund: Believing in Every Kid

Jenny Williams loves to run.

And, through the Children’s Fund of the Upper Valley, she is getting kids running. Research on childhood obesity and the effect of exercise on brain development show that she’s on the right track.

And, she said, “I have experienced the huge boost to self-esteem that running can provide.”

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder

Last Child in the Woods- book cover

Amazon Book Description
"I like to play indoors better 'cause that's where all the electrical outlets are," reports a fourth-grader. Never before in history have children been so plugged in—and so out of touch with the natural world. In this groundbreaking new work, child advocacy expert Richard Louv directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today's wired generation—he calls it nature deficit—to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as rises in obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), and depression.

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2016 Children's Fund Grantees