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It’s time to get kids up and about and walk to school

Tomorrow, 17th May, is National Walk Safely to School Day. Parents, caregivers and teachers are being urged to take a more active role in ensuring that children are getting enough physical activity by simply including a walk at the beginning, at lunchtime and at the end of each day.

The event also promotes reduced car-dependency, greater use of public transport, cleaner air, improved diets and road safety to primary school children throughout Australia.

Harold Scruby, Chairman and CEO of the Pedestrian Council of Australia spoke to Oliver Peterson today saying that physical inactivity is a major risk factor for so many chronic diseases that can affect kids at different stages of their life.

Parents and caregivers don’t have to walk from home, they can try parking a couple of streets away from the school and walk from there.

 

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