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Wednesday Is Walk To School Day
October 5, 2010, 11:19 pm
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Wednesday Is Walk To School Day

Associated Press
10/05/10 10:40 AM EDT

BALTIMORE — Wednesday is Walk to School day, an idea being promoted as a way to not only help keep students healthy but also improve the environment.

Organizers says the percentage of students walking or bicycling to school in the United States has dropped from 41 percent in 1969 to 13 percent in 2001. Obesity among children, meanwhile, increased from 6.5 percent in 1980 to 19.6 percent in 2008.

Proponents say walking and bicycling are healthy physical activities that stimulate brain development while reducing pollution and roadway congestion.

Organizers say in Baltimore, police on horseback will lead students to their elementary school. In Takoma Park, students plan to meet at a local park before walking to school.

To learn more about Walk To School Day, CLICK HERE.

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great post!

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