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The collaborative promotes uses and benefits of the nation's public lands and water resources to enhance the physical and mental health and well being of all Americans. It will help promote healthy lifestyles through sound nutrition, physical activity, and recreation in America 's great outdoors. To this end, the collaboration is focused on the following projects:
  • Healthy Lifestyles-Physical Activity and Nutrition;
  • Volunteering, Public Service, and Partnerships; and
  • Natural and Built Environment.

    USDA and its agencies will encourage healthy lifestyles through outdoor recreation and conservation, research, education, and outreach programs in conjunction with healthy nutrition through consumer-oriented promotion projects. Forest Service will promote, through its national forest system, locations for the American public to engage in physical activities. In particular, NIFA will provide leadership on nutrition and health; work closely with its Land-Grant University System partners to encourage healthy living and active recreation through cross-discipline research and educational outreach; and identify opportunities for youth recruitment and involvement to encourage active lifestyles and use of public lands.