Part of reducing and preventing childhood obesity is ensuring kids can grow up in communities and schools supportive of active, healthy living.
Doctors and researchers have looked into the question of where children tend to be most physically fit. Not surprisingly, it’s in the places that make it easy for children to live a healthy life. Where children can safely walk or ride a bike, where schools offer quality physical education, and where there are parks to play in and child-friendly spaces outside, more kids exercise in their daily life. Yet in the places with a lot of barriers to physical activity, Texas’ obesity challenge is growing.