Very disappointed to say that because I was in another state, I missed the opportunity to walk my son to school on International Walk to School Day.

Though it may seem as if walking to school is not a very big deal, for too many there is a lack of safe, accessible routes to school. That fact alone prevents too many children from taking part in what should be the easiest form of exercise.

I wrote about this in more detail on EngageHer. It’s worth checking out this video about Kaiser Permanente’s Photovoice project, too.

Good health begins in our neighborhoods. Though it may seem daunting, this video shows that making meaningful improvements is possible. It just takes involvement of others who care.

As Margaret Mead said: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

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