Co-authored with Kathy Cooke, network coordinator - One of the most common interests shared by staff at the National Partnership is a love of books. Reading books, belonging to book clubs, haunting book stores when we're not working -- you name it.
Submitted on Mon, 2012-08-13 13:39 by Kelechi Uzochukwu
Since Safe Routes to School became a federally funded program, it has experienced tremendous support nationwide. Parents are encouraging more physically active lifestyles. Students are engaged in more walking and bicycling to school. Schools and local governments are establishing policies and infrastructure that enable safe walking and bicycling.
Submitted on Fri, 2012-07-13 14:48 by Kelechi Uzochukwu
How can we better promote walking and bicycling to school among girls? Studies show that the odds of walking and bicycling to school are 40 percent lower in girls than in boys (Giles-Corti et al, 2011;
Submitted on Sun, 2012-06-10 14:31 by Kelechi Uzochukwu
Some neighborhoods are more equipped to support active lifestyles than others. Yet, in many of these less equipped neighborhoods, we find higher instances of students who walk or bicycle to school (Giles-Corti et al, 2011; McDonald, 2008).
Submitted on Wed, 2012-05-09 14:03 by Kelechi Uzochukwu
Terms like eco-friendly and going green have become popular buzzwords in today’s environmentally-conscious society. In practically all aspects of our lives, the idea of living green has gained traction… and for good reasons. Eco-friendly practices allow us to take better care of our planet as well as our own health.
Submitted on Sat, 2012-04-07 09:09 by Kelechi Uzochukwu
Whoever says rules are made to be broken is not aware of this interesting fact: Safe Routes to School-related laws have been effective in reducing injuries and increasing walking and bicycling to school.