Survey Asks Why Kids Aren't Walking To School

08/16/2002 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

Officials say only a quarter of American students walk or bike to school, and this could contribute to childhood obesity. Parents say distance, traffic, weather and crime all contribute to why they don't send kids to school by foot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has set a national goal of getting 50% of kids who live within a mile of school walking or biking by 2010.

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