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Sun August 23, 2009
Walk-To-School Program Gains Footing
Kansas City, MO – 40 years ago, about half of all children walked or biked to school, and childhood obesity rates were low. Nowadays, only about one in seven get to school on their own power, and about a third of kids in Kansas and Missouri are overweight.
Walking to school saves gas, and it burns calories. As local governments and parents tighten their belts in this economy, many Kansas City area parents are looking to walk-to-school programs, to both save money, and provide kids with some much needed exercise. KCUR's Elana Gordon reports.
Transcript soon to be posted.
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