Children   s Active Transportation Book

Children s Active Transportation


  • Author : Richard Larouche
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-06-15
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128119327

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Children s Active Transportation Excerpt :

Children’s Active Transportation is a rigorous and comprehensive examination of the current research and interventions on active transportation for children and youth. As the travel behaviors of these groups tend to be highly routinized, and their mobility faces unique constraints, such as parental restrictions, mandatory school attendance, and the inability to drive a motor vehicle before late adolescence, this book examines the key factors that influence travel behavior among children and youth, providing key insights into lessons learned from current interventions. Readers will find a resource that clearly demonstrates how critical it is for children to develop strong, active transportation habits that carry into adulthood. Discusses the correlates that exist between children’s active transportation using a social and ecological model Summarizes active transportation interventions that show what works to increase non-motorized modes of travel in children Describes the factors that influence the implementation and effectiveness of interventions

Children   s Health and Wellbeing in Urban Environments Book

Children s Health and Wellbeing in Urban Environments


  • Author : Christina R. Ergler
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-07-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317167655

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Children s Health and Wellbeing in Urban Environments Excerpt :

How children experience, negotiate and connect with or resist their surroundings impacts on their health and wellbeing. In cities, various aspects of the physical and social environment can affect children’s wellbeing. This edited collection brings together different accounts and experiences of children’s health and wellbeing in urban environments from majority and minority world perspectives. Privileging children’s expertise, this timely volume explicitly explores the relationships between health, wellbeing and place. To demonstrate the importance of a place-based understanding of urban children’s health and wellbeing, the authors unpack the meanings of the physical, social and symbolic environments that constrain or enable children’s flourishing in urban environments. Drawing on the expertise of geographers, educationists, anthropologists, psychologists, planners and public health researchers, as well as nurses and social workers, this book, above all, sees children as the experts on their experiences of the issues that affect their wellbeing. Children’s Health and Wellbeing in Urban Environments will be fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in cultural geography, urban geography, environmental geography, children’s health, youth studies or urban planning.

Transportation and Children s Well Being Book

Transportation and Children s Well Being


  • Author : Owen Waygood
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-10
  • Genre: Child mental health
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128146941

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Transportation and Children s Well Being Excerpt :

Transportation and Children's Well-Being applies an ecological approach, examining the social, psychological and physical impacts transport has on children at the individual and community level. Drawing on the latest multidisciplinary research in transport, behavior, policy, the built environment and sustainability, the book explains the pathways and mechanisms by which transport affects the different domains of children's travel. Further, the book identifies the influences of transportation with respect to several domains of well-being, highlighting the influences of residential location on travel by different modes and its impact on the long-term choices families make. The book concludes with proposed evidence-based solutions using real-world examples that support positive influences on well-being and eliminate or reduce negative solutions. Brings disparate child transportation material together in one clearly defined narrative Illustrates evidence using a range of examples from Europe, North America and Asia Includes new research developments on the intrinsic aspects of access and externalities

Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 Book

Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2015-07-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 706
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309324885

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Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 Excerpt :

Children are already learning at birth, and they develop and learn at a rapid pace in their early years. This provides a critical foundation for lifelong progress, and the adults who provide for the care and the education of young children bear a great responsibility for their health, development, and learning. Despite the fact that they share the same objective - to nurture young children and secure their future success - the various practitioners who contribute to the care and the education of children from birth through age 8 are not acknowledged as a workforce unified by the common knowledge and competencies needed to do their jobs well. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 explores the science of child development, particularly looking at implications for the professionals who work with children. This report examines the current capacities and practices of the workforce, the settings in which they work, the policies and infrastructure that set qualifications and provide professional learning, and the government agencies and other funders who support and oversee these systems. This book then makes recommendations to improve the quality of professional practice and the practice environment for care and education professionals. These detailed recommendations create a blueprint for action that builds on a unifying foundation of child development and early learning, shared knowledge and competencies for care and education professionals, and principles for effective professional learning. Young children thrive and learn best when they have secure, positive relationships with adults who are knowledgeable about how to support their development and learning and are responsive to their individual progress. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 offers guidance on system changes to improve the quality of professional practice, specific actions to improve professional learning systems and workforce development, and research to co

How Can We Reduce Transportation Pollution  Book

How Can We Reduce Transportation Pollution


  • Author : L. J. Amstutz
  • Publisher : Searchlight Books What Can We Do about Pollution
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Air
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781467797078

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How Can We Reduce Transportation Pollution Excerpt :

This title delves into different issues pertaining to transportation pollution and its causes, effects, and how we can proactively deal with it to make our planet a cleaner and healthier place.

Children s Active Transportation Book

Children s Active Transportation


  • Author : Mitch Jon Duncan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Children and environment
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:787489990

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Children s Active Transportation Excerpt :

Thesis carries out a series of studies to ascertain the relationship between environmental characteristics and children's active transporation to school and to refine the measurement of active transportation.

Shaping Urbanization for Children Book

Shaping Urbanization for Children


  • Author : UNICEF
  • Publisher : United Nations
  • Release Date : 2019-01-03
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9789210476683

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Shaping Urbanization for Children Excerpt :

This publication calls all urban stakeholders to invest in child-responsive urban planning, recognizing that cities are not only drivers of prosperity, but also of inequity. Through 10 Children’s Rights and Urban Planning principles, the handbook presents concepts, evidence, tools and promising practices to create thriving and equitable cities where children live in healthy, safe, inclusive, green and prosperous communities. By focusing on children, it provides guidance on the central role that urban planning should play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, from a global perspective to a local context.

Educating the Student Body Book

Educating the Student Body


  • Author : Committee on Physical Activity and Physical Education in the School Environment
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2013-11-13
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 475
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309283144

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Educating the Student Body Excerpt :

Physical inactivity is a key determinant of health across the lifespan. A lack of activity increases the risk of heart disease, colon and breast cancer, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression and others diseases. Emerging literature has suggested that in terms of mortality, the global population health burden of physical inactivity approaches that of cigarette smoking. The prevalence and substantial disease risk associated with physical inactivity has been described as a pandemic. The prevalence, health impact, and evidence of changeability all have resulted in calls for action to increase physical activity across the lifespan. In response to the need to find ways to make physical activity a health priority for youth, the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Physical Activity and Physical Education in the School Environment was formed. Its purpose was to review the current status of physical activity and physical education in the school environment, including before, during, and after school, and examine the influences of physical activity and physical education on the short and long term physical, cognitive and brain, and psychosocial health and development of children and adolescents. Educating the Student Body makes recommendations about approaches for strengthening and improving programs and policies for physical activity and physical education in the school environment. This report lays out a set of guiding principles to guide its work on these tasks. These included: recognizing the benefits of instilling life-long physical activity habits in children; the value of using systems thinking in improving physical activity and physical education in the school environment; the recognition of current disparities in opportunities and the need to achieve equity in physical activity and physical education; the importance of considering all types of school environments; the need to take into consideration the diversity of students as recomme

Assessing the Health Related Outcomes and Correlates of Active Transportation in Children and Youth Book

Assessing the Health Related Outcomes and Correlates of Active Transportation in Children and Youth


  • Author : Richard Larouche
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Exercise for children
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:875199581

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Assessing the Health Related Outcomes and Correlates of Active Transportation in Children and Youth Excerpt :

Active school transport (AST; e.g. the use of non-motorized modes such as walking and cycling to travel to/from school) is an inexpensive, accessible and environmentally-friendly source of physical activity (PA). This dissertation addresses two overarching objectives: 1) to measure the relationships of AST with PA and health-related outcomes; and 2) to examine the correlates of AST immediately before and after the transition from primary to secondary school (the zschool transitiony). First, a systematic review revealed increasing evidence showing that AST is associated with greater daily PA levels, and that cycling to/from school is associated with higher cardiovascular fitness. Cycling for transportation (not only for school trips) was also associated with lower values for total cholesterol and total cholesterol/HDL cholesterol ratio in the nationally-representative 2007-2009 Canadian Health Measures Survey. Moreover, the present dissertation provides preliminary evidence suggesting that AST may help attenuate the decline in PA across the school transition. However, the relationship between AST and body composition indicators remains unclear. With respect to the correlates of AST, distance was the strongest barrier to AST at both time points, but several road safety concerns, and the perception of having too much stuff to carry were also associated with engagement in motorized travel. At follow-up, AST was more common in children whose parents owned less than 2 cars. In contrast, children were more likely to engage in AST if their parents reported that they chose to live in their current neighbourhood so that their children could walk or bike to school. The associations of neighbourhood walkability (as measured with the Walk Score® application) with AST and PA were generally stronger after the school transition. While AST may improve health among children and youth, an ecological approach targeting multiple levels of influence will likely be needed to alleviate cu

Transport and Children   s Wellbeing Book

Transport and Children s Wellbeing


  • Author : Owen Waygood
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-10-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128146958

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Transport and Children s Wellbeing Excerpt :

Transportation and Children’s Well-Being applies an ecological approach, examining the social, psychological and physical impacts transport has on children at the individual and community level. Drawing on the latest multidisciplinary research in transport, behavior, policy, the built environment and sustainability, the book explains the pathways and mechanisms by which transport affects the different domains of children’s travel. Further, the book identifies the influences of transportation with respect to several domains of well-being, highlighting the influences of residential location on travel by different modes and its impact on the long-term choices families make. The book concludes with proposed evidence-based solutions using real-world examples that support positive influences on well-being and eliminate or reduce negative solutions. Brings disparate child transportation material together in one clearly defined narrative Illustrates evidence using a range of examples from Europe, North America and Asia Includes new research developments on the intrinsic aspects of access and externalities

Geographies of Obesity Book

Geographies of Obesity


  • Author : Dr Jamie Pearce
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2012-11-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409488484

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Geographies of Obesity Excerpt :

Over the past two decades, rates of adult and childhood obesity in the developed world have risen sharply. By the year 2000, 65% of the United States population were overweight, 30% of these obese. Whilst medical treatment has tended to focus on individual habits of diet and exercise, this approach does little to account for globally increasing levels of obesity, and the external, environmental factors that may be responsible. This in-depth study assembles the evidence for a geographical explanation of current obesity trends, and is the first work to examine the ways in which environment and living conditions promote an imbalance of energy intake over energy expenditure. The book calls upon the expertise of geographers, nutritionists, epidemiologists, sociologists and public health researchers, resulting in a broad, multidisciplinary analysis of this important health issue. Cover graphic designed by Georgia Witten-Sage.

Transportation el Transporte Book

Transportation el Transporte


  • Author : Clare Beaton
  • Publisher : B.E.S. Publishing
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 0764122118

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Transportation el Transporte Excerpt :

Teddy bears introduce bicycles, cars, buses, trucks, boats, airplanes, and trains.

Communities in Action Book
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Communities in Action


  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-27
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 582
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309452960

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Communities in Action Excerpt :

In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of an individual's health status depends on his or her behavior and choice; community-wide problems like poverty, unemployment, poor education, inadequate housing, poor public transportation, interpersonal violence, and decaying neighborhoods also contribute to health inequities, as well as the historic and ongoing interplay of structures, policies, and norms that shape lives. When these factors are not optimal in a community, it does not mean they are intractable: such inequities can be mitigated by social policies that can shape health in powerful ways. Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity seeks to delineate the causes of and the solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by the many and varied stakeholders that are part of communities or support them, as well as the root causes and structural barriers that need to be overcome.

On the Move to School  Book

On the Move to School


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Cycling for children
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1078063168

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Creating Child Friendly Cities Book

Creating Child Friendly Cities


  • Author : Brendan Gleeson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006-11-22
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134222285

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Creating Child Friendly Cities Excerpt :

First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.