Living Health, Nutrition, and Recreation Impact of Walking School Bus

Impact of Walking School Bus
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The Challenge: Walking to school is recommended by many health authorities, because it gives children the opportunity to be active and may lower their risk of obesity. However, walking to school also could increase children’s risk of injury, especially when crossing a street.

Make an impact: Improving the safety of walking to school programs may lead more parents to allow their children to walk to school.

What the findings are about: This study tested a way to evaluate children’s safety at the school level as part of a pilot Walking School Bus program for fourth graders.


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