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Action Tips for Your Community

  • Assess Walkability — Perform a walkability study (PDF) in your neighborhood.
  • Ensure Safety — Have your business, neighborhood, faith or community organizations survey local parks, playgrounds and community centers to ensure they are safe, clean, and available to kids and families.
  • Get Moving — Contact your local officials about opening city streets for activity. On new roadway projects, plan ahead for “complete streets” with biking and walking lanes.
  • Play Outside — Enjoy the outdoors in one of Kentucky’s many beautiful parks. Get active while enjoying the natural beauty.
  • Make It Fun — Involve your family, neighbors, school, church or other organizations in surveying your neighborhood and showcasing good places to walk and areas that need attention.
  • Involve Everyone — Share the survey results from a walkability study with local officials and ask how you and your neighbors can help make the streets walkable.
  • Offer Healthy Choices — Make sure your community festivals, block parties and church suppers offer healthy food alternatives. Check out this informative booklet: Eat Smart Kentucky, Guidelines for Healthy Foods and Beverages at Meetings, Gatherings and Events. (PDF)
  • Eat Natural Foods — Serve kids the best of what nature has to offer with natural foods. Make sure your organization serves kids plenty of fruits and vegetables, and limits processed foods.