Saturday, May 15, 2010

Childhood Obesity Task Force Recommends Complete Streets

The White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity, headed by First Lady Michelle Obama, released a new report and action plan to end childhood obesity in a generation. The report follows closely on the heels of the CDC’s Transportation Recommendations and the National Physical Activity Plan, both released in recent weeks.

In Chapter V: Increasing Physical Activity, the Task Force discusses the important role of the built environment in encouraging active lifestyles. Recommendation 5.8, specifically calls for a federal Complete Streets policy. To read the full story, click here.

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