Pilot evaluation of a "walking school bus" program, in which groups of elementary school students walk to school together with one or more adults

The Foundation's Active Living Research program was designed to support investigator-initiated research to identify and assess structural, environmental, and policy changes with the potential to increase population levels of physical activity.The purpose of this project is to assess the impact of walking school bus program policies on children's safety, physical activity, and health. The study population will be 4th grade students in four schools in Houston, Texas. Data will be collected using student and parent surveys, environmental observation checklists, and objective measures of physical activity (accelerometers). Participation in the walking school bus process will also be tracked. Statistical analysis will be used to determine how successful the walking school bus program is on physical activity of students and their safety.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $199,753.00

Awarded on: 1/8/2008

Time frame: 2/1/2008 - 1/31/2010

Grant Number: 63773


Baylor College of Medicine

One Baylor Plaza
Houston, 77030-3411


Jason A. Mendoza
Project Director