Active commuting to and from school and BMI in elementary school children etc (abstract)

United States National Health Objectives include increasing the proportion of trips made by walking to and from school for children who live within 1.6 km to 50%. The purpose of this objective is to increase the level of physical activity among children. However, the impact of walking, bicycling or skating (active commuting) to and from school on the prevalence of overweight is unknown.
K Heelan,J Donnelly,D Jacobsen,M Mayo,R Washburn,L Greene
Blackwell Publishing Inc
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May 2005
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