From the Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition.
The people of the world are facing a series of inter-related, complex problems. We are becoming less healthy, we have inefficient transport systems and our environments are under increasing pressure to accommodate our needs. The quality and amount of walking as an everyday activity, in any given area, is an established and unique primary indicator of the quality of life.
Here's a scary stat.... the CDC reports that in 1969 90% of kids five to15 who lived within one mile of school walked or rode their bike. In a recent survey (approx. 2005), the CDC found the number had dropped to 31%.
This gateway website provides access to many resources in school health promotion as well as being home for the Canadian School Health Centre and the Canadian School Health NGO Network
The voices and choices website is a new site that can help members of your school community work together to improve student and school health and enhance learning.