Designed to curb obesity

Here’s my latest article on school design and obesity published by School Planning & Management Magazine (June 2011 issue).
Traditional school design has focused on creating a “culture of convenience” that minimizes travel times between classes. In a scramble to accommodate schedules, facilities were designed in tight-knit spaces that hindered any physical movement among children. Designing spaces that help curb obesity in school children is one of the toughest school design issues at hand. Most will agree that there is a lot of head nodding out there regarding this topic but not a lot of implementation. Complete article is available here.

Categories: Cafeteria design, Children, Consumer Society, Consumers, Design and convenience, Edible gardens, Global Consumer, Green Schools, K-12 school design, Morbid Obesity, Obesity, Physical space

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