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Communities Work Together to Get Kids Active

Communities across the Commonwealth are coming together to create a culture of physical activity. Whether they are making neighborhood streets more walkable, opening downtown streets for walking and biking or involving faith and business communities, they’re all moving toward the same goal: to get kids off the couch and physically active.

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California Neighborhood Walkability Study,
Louisville, Ky.

“Research shows that if a child has a sidewalk in their neighborhood they are more likely to walk on it and get exercise...” Lacey McNary, Deputy Director, Kentucky Youth Advocates, Jeffersontown, Ky.

Bikes on Broadway,
Paducah, Ky.

“Bikes on Broadway is such a great opportunity to get out on a street that’s blocked off.  It’s safe to ride and to bring families.  It is a win-win for city government and for local citizens.” Gayle Kaler, City Commissioner, Paducah, Ky.

No Child Left Inside,
Kings Center, Frankfort, Ky.

“I think that it’s real important for the faith community to take the lead on (physical activity) because … that’s what faith really deals with - the whole being...” Misty Steitz, Program Coordinator, Kings Center, Frankfort, Ky.