Campus Units

Community and Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

8-2014

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Extension

Volume

52

Issue

4

First Page

4IAW7

Abstract

One way of combating rising obesity rates and decreasing physical activity levels among children is to promote active transportation to and from schools. The award-winning I-WALK program provides a comprehensive framework for addressing community walkability and related infrastructure. The program uses a unique and innovative methodology that combines volunteer data collection workshops; classroom-based teacher tallies; and a dynamic Web-based survey that brings parents and children together to discuss school transportation issues. The program's success demonstrates the benefits of coalition-building and community-based participatory research approaches to designing healthy and safe local environments.

Comments

This is an article from Journal of Extension, 52:4 (2014); 4IAW7. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Extension Journal, Inc

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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