The California Nutrition Network for Healthy Active Families partnered with Power Play Five a Day, invite the community to Walk to School on Oct. 8.
International Walk to School Day takes place around the world the first few weeks in October.
It is an international week that raises awareness about the positive ways walking to school helps children and communities. In neighborhoods all around the world the U.S. and 30 other countries including Mexico, South Korea, India and Great Britain, Oct. 4-8 is the week to walk to school.
The goal is to encourage more adults and children to walk to school together to raise awareness about the need to:
Exeter Union School District will participate in Walk to School day on Oct. 8.
Taking part in the Walk to School program will send an important message to children throughout the city. In addition to physical health the Finnish Rheumatism Association web site reports that studies have shown that depression and anxiety can be reduced with regular exercise like walking.
For more information contact Nani Nielson, Nutrtion Network Project Coordinator at 651-0130.