One foot in front of the other: Walk Safely to School Day 2022
10 May 2022
Pedestrian Council of Australia Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Harold Scruby said the event offered alternatives to families who lived too far from schools to walk from home, suggesting they park their cars at least 10 minutes away from school and walk the rest of the way.
“The best exercise for all Australians is walking regularly. Children need at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day.”
“The extremely disturbing childhood obesity epidemic continues to affect one in four children at critical levels across Australia,” Mr Scruby said.
“The best exercise for all Australians is walking regularly. Children need at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day. We should encourage them to take a walk before school, during and at end of their day.”
Mr Scruby said some schools would also host a healthy breakfast at school to promote good nutrition and healthy eating.
National Walk Safely to School Day is on Friday, May 20. Visit www.walk.com.au for details.