Children living in poor or predominantly minority neighborhoods are less likely to have clean, safe, and attractive places to be physically active. They are also at higher risk for obesity, overweight, and related health problems. This infographic features evidence on several barriers some kids face in being able to walk, bike, or play in their schools and neighborhoods. Barriers include a lack of recreational facilities, broken or uneven sidewalks, inadequate time for recess, and higher rates of automobile crashes and crime. Fortunately, all of these problems can be addressed with better policies, infrastructure improvements, and planning that can make neighborhoods safer, cleaner, and better designed for walking, biking, and playing. Use this evidence to make the case for improving your own communities. Findings presented in this infographic come from a related ALR research synthesis.
This infographic is also available in Spanish: ¿Hay Lugares Seguros Para Que TODOS los Niños Puedan Realizar Actividades Físicas?
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