This report details the research done by Pyramid Communications on Physical Activity and Nutrition Programs in schools during school hours and after hours. After compiling and analyzing the data, Pyramid Communications make recommendations and conclusions regarding the state of schools and ways to improve the health of all students.
This pamphlet helps answer various questions parents may have when trying to encourage children to wear bike helmets.
The manual covers the need for helmets, the components of a school helmet policy, four steps schools can take to improve safety, helmet standards, and more. The appendix includes a sample letters to parents, a bicycle safety agreement, a school helmet policy, and other materials.
This two-page Spanish-language flyer demonstrates how to properly fit a bicycle helmet.
This cartoon teaches children to check their helmets, brakes, handlebars, and tires before riding.
The Good Practices Guide is a useful resource for educators who plan to develop bicycle safety education programs, or selecting the most effective existing bicycle safety education program for their curriculum needs.
The Good Practices Guide contains:
* 16 cases of bicycle safety education programs, describing the various components and what aspects were and were not successful.
Whenever people discuss change, some stakeholders can become overly passionate, especially if they are in the minority. How can you keep the process from becoming derailed? Successful mediation requires skill and training. Check with a community mediation service for the availability of volunteers to mediate or facilitate a process to resolve conflicts.
When there is a safety problem, such as speeding traffic near a school, you could be tempted to frame the issue in terms of the solution. For example, you might think a traffic signal would solve the problem. Although it is possible your idea is a good solution, it is more effective to seek input from the professionals before deciding on a solution.
This report summarizes findings from the 2006 Walk to School Organizer survey, proposes implications of the findings and recommends actions that would strengthen the conduct of future events and increase capacity and demand for Safe Routes to School programs.