Starting the School Day with a Walk

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Schools are back in session and families are getting back into the swing of things. There are lots of changes at the beginning of the year…new teachers, new students and lots of new things to learn. Schools started implementing the new Smart Snacks guidelines set by the USDA and are seeing healthier options for both meals and snacks. Staying healthy is an important step in learning and being physically active is just as important as eating healthy.

Walking or biking to school is a great way to wake up the mind and get it ready for a day of learning. Every year in October schools across the country celebrate Walk to School Day, and this year it’s October 8th! This event is a fun way to enjoy physical activity while promoting safety in your community. You can find out more about the event and register your school’s activity online by visiting

So jumpstart the day with some exercise, it helps the body and the mind!

Shanhan_Kari_WEBKari Shanahan
Healthy Schools NY Training Program


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