It’s already October and a lot of families have gotten back into the rhythm of having the school year. Either by carpool or by bus kids head to school a number of different ways each day, but today, maybe try a different commute, and walk your child to school.
Today is Walk to School Day, celebrated annually to build awareness for the need for walkable communities and encourage active transportation to school. Today, thousands of schools across America and in more than 40 countries worldwide celebrate walking to school every October. Want to know why you should join your community today?
Try walking to school today and it may lead to something you want to do year-round! Programs like KidsWalk-to-School encourage children to walk to and from school to increase opportunities for daily physical activity. How is your community increasing awareness of the importance of regular physical activity for children? Improved pedestrian safety? Healthy and walkable community environments?
Want to know more?
Safe Routes to School National Partnership: http://www.saferoutespartnership.org/
Safe Routes: http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/