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, 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.
January 1, 2012 | Journal Article
This article examines the impact of walking school buses (WSB) on pedestrian safety behaviors (PSB). Using a randomized controlled trial, this pilot study tested the feasibility of a research protocol measuring children's pedestrian safety behaviors.
January 1, 2011 | Journal Article
A study exploring the association between active commuting and weight, including whether moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) mediates the association between them, found that active commuting to school is associated with greater MVPA and lower adiposity in American youth.
January 26, 2010 | Story
Zhu learned that walking to school is a complicated matter. But she quickly discovered that choosing to walk to school "is such a complex problem that it cannot be simplified into a single index.
March 25, 2009 | Book
A survey of parents of young schoolchildren in Austin, Texas reveals a 15-minute walk to school, accompanied by an adult, appears to be acceptable, as long as children do not need to travel through high-traffic or unsafe areas.