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Health and Safety

It's Healthy!


Healthy kids, healthy communities, safe commutes

So, you’re interested in starting a Safe Routes program at your school, and you want some useful information to make your case. We’ve got your back!

There are many good reasons for children to be walking and biking to school. It gives them the exercise that they need – but it also reduces traffic, allowing everyone to benefit from a cleaner environment, reduced pollution, and less gridlock. Plus, when you promote healthy walking and biking, it’s a great opportunity to teach children traffic safety.

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Physical activity during childhood helps build and maintain healthy
bones, muscles, and joints, control weight, build lean muscle, and
reduce fat and is related to higher levels of self-esteem.

– Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

" When I wake up, I'm tired, but when I walk, by the time I get to school I'm ready to go. I've got a lot more energy and I feel more athletic."
– Seventh Grader

 

 

 

 

 

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