August 25th, 2010
SAFE, HEALTHY KIDSUncategorized, by Catherine Higgins.
Need a winning way to encourage your kids to stay safe and develop healthy habits? Utah Governor Gary Herbert has a suggestion: participate in Walk More in Four 2010.
Elementary, middle and junior high students who walk or bike to school safely three days per week during four weeks in September can enter to win prizes including a bike, scooter or helmet. To participate, students should chart their progress using a downloadable form, then mail in the form by October 5.
The Governor introduced the Walk More in Four 2010 to students of Rosecrest Elementary this morning. The iniatiative is sponsored by UDOT’s Student Neighborhood Access Program, which helps schools map the safest routes for students to travel to and from school.
For more information about Walk More in Four 2010, and some helpful resources for parents and school administrators, see SNAP program information on UDOT’s website.
And, the U.S. Department of Transportation blog recently included a post about a stay-safe strategy called “Walking School Buses.”