Results of a Bridging the Gap study suggest that living in more-walkable communities is associated with reduced prevalence of adolescent overweight and obesity.
March 24, 2011 | Story
"Early in my medical training I started to realize that so many kids who were overweight or obese were obviously not getting enough physical activity, and it was disproportionally affecting minority kids," Mendoza recalls.
September 1, 2005 | Program Result Report
From December 2001 through October 2002, staff from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) collected and analyzed information on state statutes and policies that promote walking and biking for physical activity.
October 1, 2002 | Program Result Report
Earth Force in Alexandria, Va. held two Youth Bike Summits in 1999 and 2000 in Washington, D.C., as part of its Get Out Spoke'N! campaign to make America more bike-friendly.
September 1, 2011 | Report
This report examines the many benefits and cost-savings Safe Routes to School programs offer.
September 1, 2011 | Report/Evaluation
This brief provides select preliminary research results, preliminary analyses, and policy implications for the implementation of the national Safe Routes to School program in Texas.
March 1, 2009 | Report
The report explores the challenges and opportunities raised during the implementation of the federal Safe Routes to School program.
February 25, 2013 | Survey/Poll
This poll provides new insights into the epidemic of childhood obesity and the challenges families face between school and sleep.
November 22, 2011 | Story
Walking or biking to and from school is a great way to ensure daily physical activity for children and to help prevent obesity.
November 1, 2012 | Journal Article
Activities promoting Active Living by Design (ALbD) were implemented at a public elementary school in Chicago over five years. Students enrolled continuously from Grade 1 through Grade 4 had a significantly lower BMI compared with students who had transferred to the school after Grade 1.
February 1, 2003 | Program Result Report
White Mountain Research Associates in Plainsboro, N.J., produced a preliminary evaluation report on the "Walk to School Day Program," a national initiative supporting a day for children to walk to school with parents and community leaders.