Healthy Central Florida Hosts 2nd Walk and Bike to School Workshop – Sept. 18

Remember when most kids walked and biked to school?  Just a few decades ago this was the norm, a healthy one, helping kids be active and healthy and avoiding congested, exhaust-filled car lines.

Walk-Roll0292To help our kids and our community be healthier and greener, Healthy Central Florida (HCF) is offering a Walk and Bike to School Workshop on Sept. 18th from 8 – 10 am at the Winter Park Community Center.  The Workshop offers the opportunity to qualify for mini-grants to Winter Park Consortium Schools to pay for materials, events and promotions designed to help increase the number of children who walk and bike to school.  By learning to walk and bike to school safely, children get exercise, learn healthy habits, and develop independence  – all with support from valuable community partners.

The workshop is free and open to anyone interested in promoting walking and biking to school.  However, WPC schools who send a representative, will have the added incentive of being able to qualify for mini-grants which total $2,500.

Last year more than 50 participants, including school board leaders and safety officers, teachers, principals,  local moms and dads and walking and biking advocates came together to increase the number of children walking and biking to school safely in our community.

The workshop will present strategies and winning ideas from local and statewide experts, including from Michelle Sartor and Jody Lazar, two Maitland Moms who have transformed walking and biking to school in Maitland.  Last year, Nancy Robbinson Orange County Public School Board Member, informed the group that “Walk and Roll”, the model piloted in Maitland, was being rolled out district-wide.  Exciting news!  The movement is growing and we hope you will join us.

Please contact Asher Levine at alevine@healthycf.org to reserve your space in this free workshop.  A light breakfast will be served.

 

Posted on: July 18, 2013