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Choosing a neighbourhood for kids

We all know that our children need to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, get enough sleep and physical exercise to grow up strong and healthy. But it turns out the way their neighbourhood is built can also have an important bearing on their health.

Researchers at the University of Calgary, who have spent decades studying various aspects of the relationship between the built environment and our health, share a few of their findings about how our neighbourhoods can help build healthy kids.

In this ebook, you'll get perspectives from three different researchers on important design factors to consider for children when choosing a place to live, from physical features to walkability to safe access to school.

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