KidsWalk-to-School: A Guide to Promote Walking to School

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KidsWalk-to-School: A Guide to Promote Walking to School

Description

This guide teaches communities how to organize and implement the KidsWalk-to-School program, which aims to get children to walk and bicycle to and from school in groups accompanied by adults. This gives kids a chance to be more physically active, to practice safe pedestrian skills, and to learn more about their environment. At the same time, KidsWalk-to-School encourages people to change their neighborhoods for the better, working together, to make walking a safe and enjoyable part of everyone’s lives.

Contents of the guide include:

  • Checklist: Organize a KidsWalk-to-School program in your neighborhood
  • Step by step: How to organize a KidsWalk-to-School program in your neighborhood
  • Program variations: Making KidsWalk-to-School fit in your community
  • Having fun: Ideas to generate children’s enthusiasm
  • Working with the media
  • Working with elected officials
  • Promoting the KidsWalk-to-School program through policies
  • Funding for KidsWalk-to-School programs
  • Safety tips
  • Resources
  • KidsWalk-to-School tools

Developer:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Funding Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

History

Release Date: 2002
Original Summary: January 2004
Last Updated: 10/09/13

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