Not many vehicles were noted at different times of the day at the China Wall. No other ethnic eateries were noted in the zip code of 75451. Every year in September there is a Founder’s Day Parade where any resident can Rev. F_2018
register and take part. Vendors and activities are also present. There are a few stores that have their signs not only in English, but also in Spanish, with most of these stores falling under gas stations and tire repair shops. ● Lifestyle Healthy Behaviors What healthy lifestyle behaviors do you observe? Do you see people exercising, wearing helmets when biking, seat belt usage, using trash cans for garbage disposal, healthy eating practices ? There are two gyms located in Red Oak, Snap and Anytime Fitness. I have not witnessed many cars in their parking lots at different times of the day, or days of the week. There is a park centrally located with a playground and I have observed people walking the trail around the park. This community has a Red Oak Valley Golf Club where middle aged to older men were observed riding in carts on the golf course. Those on motorcycles have been noted to wear helmets, but I witnessed very few in the rural areas on motorcycles wearing helmets for protection. I did observe several motorcyclists wearing shorts and tennis shoes while riding. Seat belts were observed being worn as this is enforced heavily by the Red Oak Police and surrounding police departments. Trash is disposed of in designated areas, very few recycling bins were noted out on trash pick up days. After seeing the types of eating establishments in the area, most foods are fried, comfort foods such as biscuits and gravy, Mexican fast foods, hamburgers, pizza and donuts. ● Lifestyle Risk Behaviors What unhealthy lifestyle behaviors do you observe ? Do you see people practicing risky lifestyle behaviors such as drinking alcoholic beverages, smoking, fighting? Do you see signs of violence, gang activity, drug use, criminal activity, and bars on doors and/or windows? Do you see overweight/underweight persons? Do you see children unattended playing out in the streets? Do you see any signs of homelessness? Street people? Describe gender, age, and race/ethnicity of persons observed . I did not observe any people publicly drinking alcohol or fighting. Smoking is prohibited in the eating establishments. I did observe people smoking in their cars, window down, blowing smoke out the windows and dropping cigarettes out the window. Marijuana use is commonly seen where the park is located, and while driving around. No signs of violence or gang activity were noted. Criminal activity was not noted, no bars noted on windows or public establishments. Majority of the population is overweight. Children can be seen unattended playing in the streets with other children. Middle aged men and women can be seen sitting outside Rev. F_2018
observing the activity, drinking beer in their front yards. No street people or homelessness noted. There are 36 registered sex offenders in Red Oak as of January 16, 2019 (City Data, 2019).
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