Ride a Bike to Work Day was this week. Fat chance (pun intended) for most of us. Our communities just don’t support regular physical activity. Take a look at morning rush hour in the fourth largest city in the Netherlands.
Is it any wonder that as many as one-third of all American children are obese? According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, “Obesity is among the easiest medical conditions to recognize but most difficult to treat.”
Now state reports and a research brief funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and released by the Harvard Prevention Research Center show how transportation dollars can help improve community health.
Parents as Teachers promotes nutrition and fitness for preschool children through parental education and role modeling. Wouldn’t it be great if every community could look like Utrecht…even in winter? (Watch for the little kids in baskets in this video!)