We recently met with a group of medical students at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences who participate in Score 1 for Health, a program that provides health screenings and nutritional counseling to 13,000 students and families in urban core elementary schools.
The KCU students learned about BikeWalkKC’s work to make biking, walking, and physical activity a part of daily life. Many of our school-based programs are available in the same schools where Score 1 for Health is providing health and nutrition services. These include our Youth Education programs like BLAST: Kids on Bikes and Earn-a-Bike, as well as Safe Routes to School programs and technical assistance for teachers and schools.
We had a great discussion about coordinating the various programs and services available to improve the health of kids in under-served communities. The future doctors were eager to learn how they can help promote physical activity alongside health and nutrition.