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Kashmere Gardens

57% of the children living in the neighborhoods around Kashmere Gardens are at a high risk for obesity. HLM is  working closely with Kashmere Gardens and two other Houston/Harris County communities to understand how neighborhood design and access to healthy food may be related to childhood obesity.

We focused on the neighborhood surrounding Kashmere Gardens Elementary School, shown in the map below.

HLM continues to work on 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