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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DEVELOPMENT AND PREVENTION OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY Title: Active commuting to school

Authors
item Johnston, Craig -
item Moreno, Jennette -

Submitted to: American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: April 30, 2012
Publication Date: June 18, 2012
Citation: Johnston, C.A., Moreno, J.P. 2012. Active commuting to school. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 6(4):303-305.

Technical Abstract: Declines in physical activity levels have coincided with increasing rates of obesity in children. This is problematic because physical activity has been shown to attenuate weight gain in children. Active commuting to school is one way of increasing children's physical activity. However, given the high rates of child pedestrian injury, preventive strategies to reduce these risks are needed. Programs such as the Walking School Bus provide opportunities to not only promote pedestrian safety but increase children’s energy expenditure.

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