ERIC Number: ED451166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
KidsWalk-to-School: A Guide To Promote Walking to School.
Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (DHHS/CDC), Atlanta, GA.
This guide encourages people to create safe walking and biking routes to school, promoting four issues: physically active travel, safe and walkable routes to school, crime prevention, and health environments. The chapters include: "KidsWalk-to-School: A Guide to Promote Walking to School" (Is there a solution? Why is walking to school important? Is it just for children? What can be done?); "Meet Max" (a typical elementary schooler); "Checklist: Organize a KidsWalk-to-School Program in Your Neighborhood"; "Step by Step: How to Organize a KidsWalk-to-School Program in Your Neighborhood" (identify interest, organize, assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and consider the future); "Program Variations: Making KidsWalk-to-School Fit in Your Community" (biking/skating program, walking buddies, bus stop pickup, and crime and violence); "Having Fun: Ideas to Generate Children's Enthusiasm" (traffic cops, environmental inspectors, and theme days); "Working With the Media" (what makes news and giving interviews); "Working with Elected Officials"; "Promoting the KidsWalk-to-School Program Through Policies"; "Funding for KidsWalk-to-School Programs"; "Safety Tips" (walking, bicycling, school bus, and stranger danger safety); "Resources"; and "KidsWalk-to-School Tools" (introduction letter, surveys, parent consent forms, press release, and participant evaluation). (SM)
Descriptors: Bicycling, Child Health, Child Safety, Crime Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Pedestrian Traffic, Physical Activities, Physical Fitness, School Safety, Walking
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop K-46, 4770 Buford Highway, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30341-3717; Tel: 888-CDC-4NRG (Toll Free); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/kidswalk.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents
Authoring Institution: Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (DHHS/CDC), Atlanta, GA.