To Near Northside


43% of children attending Ketelsen Elementary School are at a high risk for obesity. HLM is working closely with Near Northside and two other Houston/Harris County communities to understand how neighborhood design and access to healthy food may be related to childhood obesity.

Kashmere Gardens

We focused on the neighborhoods surrounding Ketelsen Elementary School, shown in the map below.

HLM looked at a number of things such as:

  • Neighborhood design - such as sidewalks, trails, street lighting, and parks and other places that can encourage residents to walk, bike, and live more active lifestyles


  • Access to healthy food - such as the presence of grocery stores in the neighborhood, and the availability of fresh produce

Download the Ketelson Assessment Results