The focus neighborhood chosen for an in-depth analysis of childhood obesity conditions in the Near Northside community is the half mile around Ketelsen Elementary, located on Quitman Street Despite the advantages in its built environment that the Near Northside enjoys, obesity levels are amongst the highest in the county. According to the Texas FitnessGram data, approximately 43% of students at Ketelsen Elementary have high-risk BMI's that place them in overwieght or obese categories. 

  • Only 31% feel very comfortable walking and biking in the neighborhood. 
  • 25% feel that neighborhood has a lot of sidewalks in good condition. 
  • 9% feel comfortable letting a child walk or bike alone in the neigborhood.