Want healthier kids? Help your community make it safe and inviting for kids to walk or bike to school or to the playground.

Transportation and Health

How does transportation affect your health?  How does it affect the health of your community?

  • 33% of US children and adolescents are overweight or obese
  • Only 13% of US kids walked or biked to school in 2009 compared to 50% in 1969
  • 9% of low income kids miss medical appointments because of transportation
  • One in three adults could have diabetes by 2050
  • The annual medical costs for obesity in New Hampshire are estimated at $302 million