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ERIC Number: ED451166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 65
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
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)
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: ccdinfo@cdc.gov; Web site: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/kidswalk.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (DHHS/CDC), Atlanta, GA.