Brains and Bodies Workshop--Destination School: Safe Routes to School and Brains and Bodies Award Program
Brains and Bodies Workshop Registration
Walking and biking to school is a great way for children to achieve the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day and start their school day energized and ready to learn.
Join Ed Johnson, Safe Routes To School Coordinator with the NCDOT’s Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation, to learn about the National Safe Routes to School Program and how to encourage walking and biking to and at school with tools and resources available locally as well as nationally.
Then you’ll hear from two parents who collaborated to put on a successful Walk to School Day event. Jennifer Neighbors of WakeMed Health & Hospital’s Corporate and Community Health, and Dexter Hebert of the Alexander Family YMCA will share their experiences organizing a Walk to School Day event for Timber Driver Elementary in Garner, including how they involved community partners in this fun and educational event that raised awareness for the issue of healthy physical activity and the need for adequate facilities to successfully walk to school.
In addition, we will share information about the 2013 Brains and Bodies Award program that recognizes schools working to create a healthier environment for students and staff and how schools can apply.
Shauvon Simmons-Wright of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation will join AHA to explain how elementary, middle and high schools can apply for the award by March 11.
WHEN: January 10, 10 am-12 pm WHERE: Bond Park Community Center, Cary